Adam Bede

16 February 2005 – 2 April 2005

"Exceptionally faithful, stripping it down to its bare essentials... Our attention is held by the strong story and the warmth of the performances." Time Out

"All the more praise, therefore, to Geoffrey Beevers for George Eliot's Adam Bede, his terrific adaptation of the novel for the Orange Tree Theatre... Nothing can detract from what is an extraordinary recreation of a lost Christian world." Sunday Telegraph

"Geoffrey Beevers' adaptation brings the novel vividly to life... The production is intimate and admirably unfussy." Financial Times

"Beautifully detailed production." What's On

"It's the strength of the ensemble that lends the play its depth, such a first-rate cast doing more than ample justice to the novel, capturing all the flavour and pathos of the book superbly." Rogues and Vagabonds

"The standout performances come from Christopher Harper's Arthur and Daisy Ashford's Hetty." The Stage

"Warmth and humour are also provided by Peter Forbes and Tilly Tremayne in a variety of excellent supporting turns." The Times

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