Far from the Madding Crowd

by Mark Healy – adapted from the Novel by Thomas Hardy
Directed by Neil Davis & Norah Lovely

Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd published in 1974, took its name from lines in Thomas Gray’s poem “Elegy Written in a Country Church”.  The Victorian realist’s pastoral novels often served as an elegy for a declining rural society.  Today, Hardy’s works sit comfortably in the classic novel adaptation canon, with many of his major works being translated into mini-series and films.

Bathsheba Everdene is a headstrong and independant young woman without fortune who inherits a prosperous farm from her Uncle. Revolving around life at her new home & her 3 very different suitors Far from the Madding Crowd provides a dark glimpse of rural victorian life.

Cast List

Bathsheba Everdene Nikita Eve
Gabriel Oak Paul Bonnici
Farmer Boldwood Neil Fisher
Francis Troy Ian McDonald
Fanny Robbin Ruth Carden
Mrs Hurst Carey Brown
Liddy Smallbury Dina Harris
Maryann Money Helen Rasmussen
Jan Coggan/Lawyer Banks David Ford
Joseph Poorgrass Robin Winder
Henry Fray Scott Peters
Matthew Moon Simon Hirst
Benjy Pennyways Martin Adams
Temperance Heather Lucas
Soberance Marie Belsey
Vicar Alfred Kinghtbridge
Villagers/Merchants/Soldiers Dedric Smith, Fabienne Hanley,
Sylvie Mann, Martin Adams,
Scott Peters, Simon Hirst,
Robin Winder
Cellist Sylvie Mann


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