The Middlemarch Trilogy: The Doctor'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 Doctor’s Story, set in the town of Middlemarch itself, where everyone wants to know each other's business, idealistic Dr Lydgate arrives in Middlemarch determined to achieve great things. He catches the eye of the Mayor's beautiful, self-centred daughter Rosamond but is torn between ambition and loyalty as he is drawn into an alliance with a corrupt banker.
'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 6-20m
Staging:can be simply staged
Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
Also by George Eliot:
Also by Geoffrey Beevers: