About the Play

Thomas Hardy is in his winter years, yet he has an affair of the heart with Gertrude Bugler, the young Dorset woman playing Tess of the d'Urbervilles in the local Hardy Players' production. It drives Hardy's second wife - Florence, in her middle-age - into a jealous rage. Within this highly theatrical love triangle a deeply moving portrait of a marriage is played out. Based on true events.
Director: Simon Reade        Lighting Design: Matthew Graham
Designer: Frances Norburn Sound Design: Jonathan Everett