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“No other company I know does historical novels so well”. BBC Radio Shropshire (Chris Eldon Lee)

“No other company I know does historical novels so well”.  BBC Radio Shropshire (Chris Eldon Lee)



Hotbuckle Productions presents


TDVd-0097Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’

a new adaptation by Adrian Preater

Saturday 19th October 2019 8pm

Perhaps Hardy’s fictional masterpiece, Tess of the D’Urbervilles traces the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield. Driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family, the innocent Tess crosses paths with her ‘cousin’, the dissolute Alec and the gentleman, Angel Clare, with tragic results. Hardy’s heroine is one of the most moving in all of literature, and her story is brought to life in this new version by Hotbuckle.

Hotbuckle are thrilled to be returning to Thomas Hardy with perhaps his best known work, Tess of the D’Urbervilles.  After two years of strong female protagonists, Catherine Earnshaw and Jane Eyre, we’re excited to breathe new life into the story of one of the most beautifully written women in literature.  Adrian Preater has again written the adaptation and he and the company have written original music for the show. This year we’re very pleased to have two wonderful actor/musicians joining the company, Beth Organ and Sam Elwin. They join Adrian and Hotbuckle associate performer, Joanna Purslow to create a powerful, poignant, heartbreaking, and surprisingly funny version of Hardy’s masterpiece.

 “I was already a Hotbuckle fan when I went to see this show (Jane Eyre). Now I am a disciple. No other company I know does historical novels so well”.  BBC Radio Shropshire (Chris Eldon Lee)

Memorable, beautiful, stunning, moving, hilarious, heartbreaking – magnificent. This is one of the most powerful pieces of theatre I have ever seen.  John McKenna, author

Tickets €15. Pre-booking essential on box office 066 9478956 /

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