Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy
English Touring Theatre
Directed by Kate Saxon

"I shall do one thing in this life.
That is love you, long for you and keep wanting you 'til I die."

Thomas Hardy's classic is brought dramatically to life in this thrilling new production, fusing vivid story-telling, live folk-song and humour in an ensemble staging. Having inherited her father's farm, a spirited and feisty young woman, Bathsheba, finds herself playing mistress in a man's world.

Production duration: 2 hrs 22 min

Cast & creative team


  • William Boldwood
    Stephen Billington
  • Fanny Robin/Temperance
    Jennifer Bryden
  • Gabriel Oak
    Phil Cheadle
  • Sergeant Troy
    Adam Croasdell
  • Liddy Smallbury
    Laura Elphinstone
  • Matthew Moon/Soldier
    Gwynfor Jones
  • Bathsheba Everdene
    Rebecca O'Mara
  • Henery Fray/Shepherd
    Jack Sandle
  • Maryann/Mrs Hurst
    Cleo Sylvestre
  • Soberness
    Ruth Westley
  • Jan Coggan/Vicar
    Noel White
  • Joseph Poorgrass
    Gareth Williams
  • Pennyways
    Johnson Willis


  • Kate Saxon
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Mark Healy
  • Libby Watson
  • Gary Yershon
  • Oliver Fenwick
    Lighting Designer
  • Duncan Chave
    Sound Designer
  • Helen Leblique
    Assistant Director
  • Rachel Tackley