Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents: Far from the Madding Crowd (Live Streamed)

5th December 2020 - 8th December 2020

Price: £10.00

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Written by Thomas Hardy
Adapted by Mark Healy
Directed by Paul Chesterton
Designed by Max Dorey

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene. Having inherited her father’s farm, Bathsheba finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; the handsome and reckless Sergeant Troy; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and obsessive landowner. But are any of them a match for the independent and spirited Bathsheba?

This amateur production of 'Far From The Madding Crowd' is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Age guidance: 12+ (mild violence and peril- please contact for more infomation)

Please not this show has flashing lights and strobes during the performance.

This production is streamed live! Please purchase a live stream link below:

Saturday 5th December 7:30pm

Monday 7th December 7:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 2:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 7:30pm

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Start time – 30 minutes prior to the show the live link will available. As these shows are fully live, make sure you’re connected a few minutes ahead of the advertised start time so you’re ready when the show begins.

Restrictions – When you buy a ticket, you get access to watch the show on one device only. This means you can’t share the link with others. If you have friends who would love to see the show, share this page with them!

Waiver – The Redgrave and BOVTS are new to live-streaming and, as with any live event, there’s always a chance something will go wrong. If we’re unable to stream the show, for whatever reason, we will either offer you another date to see it, or a full refund.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties please visit the following link

Producing theatre during a pandemic...

The School is delighted to be working in professional theatre venues once again. Current Government guidance is that schools, colleges and universities, including vocational training centres, should remain open with face-to-face teaching taking place where it is safe to do so. The School continues to be in close contact with Bristol’s Public Health team who are satisfied that all relevant procedures are in place to allow our work to continue.

At the start of the autumn term, the School’s final year Professional Acting students changed their living arrangements in order to form household bubbles aligned with their casting. This allows for physical contact between some of the characters, as you would expect in a regular theatre performance. All rehearsals and off-stage theatre work have been conducted following governmental guidance. The cast, director and key members of the technical team have been rehearsing together with minimal contact with other members of the School  and those who are not bubbled have been maintaining social distancing throughout this process.

The off-stage teams working at the theatre are zoned and the production has a dedicated Covid officer to ensure safe practices are maintained before, during and after each performance.

All at the Theatre School are grateful for the public support we continue to receive and look forward to welcoming you virtually to Far from the Madding Crowd.


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