The Middlemarch Trilogy: Fred and Mary's Story
Part of The Middlemarch Trilogy, adapted from George Eliot's novel by Geoffrey Beevers. Three interconnected plays, telling the story of Middlemarch from the perspective of a different set of characters: from county, town and countryside.
In the poignant but light-hearted Fred and Mary’s Story, set amongst hard-working countryfolk, Fred is trying to please his parents and become a country gentleman, but his childhood sweetheart Mary will have none of it.
'A delight from beginning to end... one of the most captivating literary dramatisations I've ever encountered, as rich as a Christmas pudding'Telegraph
'It has an elegance and wit, and, above all, it's eminently digestible'The Times
'A terrific achievement'Evening Standard
'As ingenious as it is entertaining'The Stage
'[A] skilful, shrewd and dashing adaptation... a phenomenal achievement'Observer
Cast: 5-14f 6-15m
Staging:can be simply staged
Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
Also by George Eliot:
Also by Geoffrey Beevers: