Far From The Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy, adapted by Mark Healy
July 26, 27, 31, August 1, 2, 3 at 7.30pm, Matinees July 28 @ 4.00pm, August 3 at 2.00pm, Early July 30 at 6.30pm
Odeon Theatre, Queen Street, Norwood

“I simply meant to tell you that nobody has got me yet as a sweetheart; I hate to be thought of as a man’s property in that way.”

This brilliant new adaptation of Hardy’s most optimistic love story has been described as “haunting, brooding, smouldering . . .dynamic drama.” Independent Theatre is thrilled to be staging its Australian Premiere.

Having inherited her uncle’s farm, the independent young Bathsheba Everdene finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. Defying convention by deciding
to manage the farm herself, Bathsheba
is propelled into responsibility and womanhood, pursued by three very different suitors.

Who should she choose – the constant, dependable shepherd, Gabriel Oak, the brooding, obsessive landowner William Boldwood or the reckless, seductive Sergeant Frank Troy, and will it be for the right reasons?