Rachel Tackley sits in a drawing room

Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy
English Touring Theatre
Directed by Kate Saxon

ETT is the UK's busiest touring theatre and travels with its works nationally and internationally. The company's Executive Producer Rachel Tackley talks about the company and how she arrived at her position in it.

Production duration: 23 min 21 sec

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  • Unique high definition films of leading British theatre productions
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews with professional theatre makers
  • Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context
  • Written and filmed analysis of key scenes and speeches
  • Filmed teaching support resources

"This visual awareness of form and structure is vital for our students in their exam preparation"

Juliette McGirr
Acting Director for Teaching and Learning for English
Claremont High School Academy, Harrow

  • Productions

    Productions

    Unique high-definition films of leading British theatre productions.

  • Making Theatre

    Making Theatre

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interiews with professinal theatre makers.

  • Study Guides

    Study Guides

    Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context.

  • Teaching Support

    Teaching Support

    Filmed practical theatre workshops that reveal text in practice, with supporting written material.

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • 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

Team

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