Cast Size: minimum 3 male, 3 female; maximum 20

Reviews (from the Forest Forge/Salisbury Playhouse Production, 1998)

"Philip Goulding's script has quite extraordinary clarity" (The Guardian)

"A gripping saga" (The Independent)

"This excellent adaptation" (Bournemouth Echo)

"A work of quality" (Salisbury Journal)

"Excellent production . . .fine adaptation" (Southern Echo)

"Moving and masterly" (Dorchester Guardian)

"The broad canvas of Hardy's novel is faithfully reproduced in Forest Forge's fine adaptation" (Interval Magazine)

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Philip Goulding was awarded an Arts Council Theatre Writing bursary in 1995. His stage plays include Beneath The Waves (Eastern Angles/Colchester Mercury 1993), Then He Kissed Me (Royal Theatre Northampton 1993, Courtyard London/Soho Theatre Co 1996), kid (Eastern Angles/Colchester Mercury 1994), Different Animal (Hen & Chickens London 1995), Went Down To The Crossroads (Courtyard London 1997), Waiting For Elvis (New Perspectives 1998), Tall Tales from the WeirdWideWorld (Forest Forge 1999) and Heading West (Forest Forge/Salisbury Playhouse 2000). He has written adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, The Pied Piper and Hansel & Gretel (Forest Forge 1996, 97 & '99), Toad of Toad Hall (Forest Forge 1998, New Perspectives 1999), The Government Inspector (Forest Forge/Salisbury Playhouse 1997, Watermill Theatre, Newbury 1998), and The Mayor of Casterbridge (Forest Forge/Salisbury Playhouse 1998).

Last updated 11 March 2009