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The Trumpet Major

The Trumpet Major

The New Hardy Players return with a spectacular Georgian entertainment in evocative outdoor locations in Dorset. Bring along a picnic and enjoy Thomas Hardy’s historical romance ‘The Trumpet Major’ in a colourful new production directed by Tim Laycock with Penny Levick. Featuring Harlequinade dancers from Dorchester Ballet directed by Lucy Bishop, newly composed music by Alastair Simpson, and country entertainments for all to enjoy.

With a host of colourful characters, and set against the background of the threat of invasion, the Battle of Trafalgar and the glowering presence of Old Boney (Napoleon Bonaparte), this is rollicking and richly comic adaptation was first performed by the Hardy Players in 1908, resurrected by Dorchester Drama in 1978, and is now brought up to date by the New Hardy Players - don’t miss it!

Friday 29 Jun 20187:30pm Book Now (Sold Out)
Saturday 30 Jun 20182:30pm Book Now
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DYT: 45 Minutes
Thursday 5 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
The Cherry Orchard (MT)

The Cherry Orchard (MT)

Miracle Theatre makes a welcome return to Maumbury Rings, this time unpacking Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough? Cornwall’s award winning Miracle Theatre has developed a strong reputation for producing entertaining and dynamic adaptations of classic plays such as last year's The Third Policeman. Go and see for yourself this summer!

Friday 13 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
Portrait of Tess / Mr Hardy's War
Monday 16 Jul 20187:30pm Book Now
The Time Machine
Friday 27 Jul 20188:00pm Book Now
Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday 9 Aug 20187:00pm Book Now
Thursday 23 Aug 20182:00pm Book Now
I Capuleti e I Montecchi: Bellini’s tragic Romeo and Juliet

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: Bellini’s tragic Romeo and Juliet

A fresh new contemporary take on one of the most famous love stories of all times.

Friday 14 Sep 20187:00pm Book Now
Saturday 3 Nov 20188:00pm Book Now