Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society’s adaption of Tess Of The d’Urbervilles runs until Saturday

The Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society staging a stunning adaptation of Thomas Hardy's tragic

The Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society staging a stunning adaptation of Thomas Hardy's tragic masterpiece Tess of the d'Urbervilles in the round at the John Peel Centre this week. Tess Durbeyfield played by Jessica Bradley and her young brother Abraham played by Stanley Warner - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk drama society is performing its autumn production this week.

The Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society staging a stunning adaptation of Thomas Hardy's tragic

The Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society staging a stunning adaptation of Thomas Hardy's tragic masterpiece Tess of the d'Urbervilles in the round at the John Peel Centre this week. Johnny Ellis is Angel Clare - Credit: Archant

Stowmarket Operatic and Dramatic Society is performing Thomas Hardy’s Tess Of The d’Urbervilles at the John Peel Centre in the town.

Tess is a low born country girl in Victorian Wessex.

When her father learns the family has links to ancient nobility she is sent out into the world to use that knowledge to save them from destitution.

The adaption of the novel, by Ciaran McConville, is performed in-the-round, close to and surrounded by the audience which will be seated on all four sides of the acting area.


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Directed by David Vince, the performance features a cast of some 30 actors.

The play runs until Saturday, at 7.30pm each evening, with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

Some performances are sold out so people are advised check availability at the John Peel Centre box office in Church Walk, to call 01449 774678, or to book online

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