Middlemarch - Dorothea's Story
- Post-Show Discussions
- Audio-Described Performances
Three separate plays, each complete in itself, are brought to life in Geoffrey Beevers’ adaptation of George Eliot’s great novel.
FOUR STARS The Observer, The Times, Evening Standard, Time Out, What's on Stage
"Geoffrey Beevers's skilful, shrewd and dashing adaptation... a phenomenal achievement for this small theatre." The Observer
“A terrific achievement... a compelling trip through the doomed marriage of misguided, idealistic Dorothea Brooke (Georgina Strawson, radiant in her wide-eyed naivety) and the crusty clergyman Mr Casaubon (a suitably pinched and parched Jamie Newall)” Evening Standard
“A fresh new version that avoids all costume drama preciousness in the tensile cladding of Eliot's prose and dialogue.” What's on Stage
"It has elegance and a gentle wit, and, above all, it’s eminently digestible." The Times
“The Orange Tree Theatre has always aimed high and this is no exception... This ambitious take on a formidable novel has considerable charm and wit.” Time Out
"The first in an ambitious three-part adaptation of George Eliot’s sprawling saga of upper middle class English life in the 1830s is as ingenious as it is entertaining." The Stage
In Dorothea's Story, the young and intelligent Dorothea is enamoured of the intensity and greatness of the academic Reverend Casaubon, so much so that she marries him, much to everyone’s shock. On their honeymoon in Rome a meeting with Casaubon’s young cousin Will Ladislaw arouses suspicions in her new husband and he will do anything he can to stop Will’s quest for Dorothea’s heart. Love and jealousy fuel this first story set among the big houses of the local aristocracy of Middlemarch.
See one, two or all three plays. The plays can be seen in any order as each tells its own story.
Production photos by Robert Day
Review quotes are for all three plays of the trilogy
Running Time 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)
ALL EVENING PERFORMANCES ARE AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 7.30PM
Some performances are SOLD OUT. For returns and standing call the Box Office on 020 8940 3633.
Ticket Prices (no booking fees)
ALL SEATS ARE UNRESERVED
Mon evening, matinees £14.50 (£12.50 concessions)
Tue/Wed/Thur evenings £16.50 (£14.50 concessions)
Fri evenings £20 (£18 concessions)
Sat evenings £22
Concessions available to students, under 16s, senior citizens, all recipients of state benefit and members of theatre unions and guild upon presentation of proof.
Student Night Tue 29 October at 7.30pm, includes pre-show discussion at 6.15pm - £5 tickets available for students by calling 020 8940 3633
Post-show discussions following 2.30pm matinees on 24, 31 October (SOLD OUT), 17 December, 6, 9, 23 January
Audio-described performances Sat 2 November at 3pm (SOLD OUT) & Tue 5 Nov at 7.30pm