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Far from the Madding Crowd



There are no performances listed for Far from the Madding Crowd

Passions run out of control in this balletic adaption of Thomas Hardy's famous novel by David Bintley, Company Director and award-winning creator of the Company's huge Christmas hit, Cinderella. An enrapturing story of lust, deceit and murder, with one woman at the centre of it all.

Bathsheba Everdene sends ripples through the lives of three men as they compete for her love. The dependable farm-hand Gabriel Oak, the dignified but obsessive William Boldwood and the dashing but deceitful Sergeant Francis Troy, all vie with each other for the heart of the woman they love... Bathsheba's complex relationship with all three leads one to death, one to madness and the other to true love.

Adorned in stunningly detailed period costumes and sets by designer Hayden Griffin, and with an evocative score by Paul Reade, composer of the Company's Hobson's Choice, Far from the Madding Crowd makes a very welcome return to the stage. If you are a fan of the worlds of Gone with the Wind, Cranford or The Forsyte Saga, this is a ballet for you.

'So good it almost defies description'
The Stage

'Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous'
Birmingham Post

'A gentle and modern work with great emotion and sensitivity'
BBC online

'Passionate, powerful and brutal'
Sunday Mercury

'This is a ballet not to be missed'
Birmingham Post

Birmingham Far from the Madding Crowd and Summer Celebration leaflet

Performance length


Approx 2 hours and 50 minutes

Storyguide


PROLOGUE  |  ACT I  |  ACT II  |  ACT III  |  EPILOGUE

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Adapting Far from the Madding Crowd
Bintley ballet posters
Five love triangles
Five on-stage horses

Credits


Choreography David Bintley
Lighting Mark Jonathan
Music Paul Reade
Design Hayden Griffin

World premiere


Birmingham Royal Ballet, 22 February 1996, Birmingham Hippodrome
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