Far From the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy, adapted by Matthew Whitedirected by Maria Kwater
Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th May 2018
The Carriageworks Main Stage

Bathsheba Everdene, an independent but naïve young woman in a man’s world, inherits her uncle’s farm. She is loved by three men: Gabriel Oak, her loyal and practical shepherd who she depends upon but uses shamefully; William Boldwood, a prosperous neighbouring farmer who is obsessed by her; and the bewitching but irresponsible Sergeant Troy – she is infatuated with him but he has a dark secret in his past.

Who will Bathsheba marry and, once the wedding bells have stopped ringing, what fresh tragedies will follow?

This classic tale involves passion, intrigue and murder as we follow Bathsheba’s fortunes...

Leeds Arts Centre will be performing Far From the Madding Crowd in May 2018. Currently the production is still at the planning stage, but we’ll be putting more information up on this page as soon as we can.

Get involved

We will be holding a reading of Far From the Madding Crowd on Wednesday 17th January, with open auditions on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th February. If required, callbacks will be held on Tuesday 13th February. We will also be looking for a backstage team to help with props, costumes, set construction, technical and stage management.

If you would be interested in being involved – either on or off stage – then please contact us for more information.

Booking tickets

Tickets for Far From the Madding Crowd are not currently on sale, but will be available to purchase through the Carriageworks Box Office nearer to the production dates. Keep an eye on this site, or at www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk, for details of availability.