Gone to Earth (stage version)

Cast: 3f 5m 1 musician

Staging: Flexible staging (music included in script)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597915Publication Date:
15 Apr 2004
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Shared Experience on tour 2004

Gone to Earth (stage version)

By Mary Webb Adapted by Helen Edmundson

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A vivid, emotional stage version of Mary Webb's novel of rural passion, premiered by Shared Experience Theatre Company.

Incorporating traditional dances and folk songs, Gone to Earth tells the story of Hazel, an innocent and free-spirited seventeen-year-old child of nature living in rural Shropshire. But when both the wicked squire and the altruistic minister fall in love with her, she is drawn into a world of earthly passions which threatens to destroy her – as simply and relentlessly as a Greek tragedy.

Helen Edmundson's stage adaptation of Mary Webb's 1917 novel Gone to Earth was first staged by Shared Experience on UK tour in 2004, including performances at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, from May 2004.

Press Quotes

'It takes a special kind of company to follow the award-winning success of After Mrs Rochester with a piece as powerful as this. Long may we share in the experience'

Evening Standard

'Goes right to the heart of the work, capturing its fervid, glowering atmosphere'

Observer

'Balancing the real and the dreamlike without losing the authenticity of either, Helen Edmundson has distilled the book into an echo chamber of themes... Mary Webb's novel [is] brought brilliantly to life'

Time Out

Cast: 3f 5m 1 musician

Staging:Flexible staging (music included in script)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597915Publication Date:
15 Apr 2004
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Helen Edmundson:

Life is a Dream
The Heresy of Love
Mary Shelley
The Mill on the Floss (stage version)
Queen Anne
Coram Boy (stage version)
Small Island (stage version)
The Clearing
Anna Karenina (stage version)
Swallows and Amazons (stage version)
Orestes
War and Peace (stage version)
Thérèse Raquin (stage version)
Mother Teresa is Dead

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