Ballets for hire

Far from the Madding Crowd 1997

  • Music Paul Reade
  • ChoreographyDavid Bintley
  • Designs Hayden Griffin
  • LightingMark Jonathan
  • Roles(16 Female / 20 Male)
  • Other Roles6 actors
  • Number of acts3
  • Running Time 50 / 40 / 42 minutes

Based on Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel of the same name, Far from the Madding Crowd is period drama at its best. With a story that doesn't allow for the fantastic coups de théâtre for which Bintley is known, the work relies purely on the gorgeous and authentic designs, and detailed and expressive choreography to tell the story of Bathsheba Everdene and her eventful, tragic, but ultimately happy and fulfilled life.

'Some of the best classical dance making seen in this country'

The Daily Express

'Packed full of lust, deceit and murder'

THE BIRMINGHAM MAIL

'Intelligent, passionate, hugely atmospheric'

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

'This is David Bintley's masterpiece'

THE STAGE