The Middlemarch Trilogy: The Doctor's Story
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Middlemarch Trilogy
First Staged:
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 2013

The Middlemarch Trilogy: The Doctor's Story

By George Eliot Adapted by Geoffrey Beevers
Published in volume The Middlemarch Trilogy

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.

The other plays in The Middlemarch Trilogy are Dorothea's Story and Fred and Mary’s Story. The three plays can be performed as a trilogy, but each play can also stand on its own.

Press Quotes

'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

Also by George Eliot:

The Mill on the Floss (stage version)
The Middlemarch Trilogy: Fred and Mary's Story
The Middlemarch Trilogy
The Middlemarch Trilogy: Dorothea's Story

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Also by Geoffrey Beevers:

The Middlemarch Trilogy: Fred and Mary's Story
The Middlemarch Trilogy
The Middlemarch Trilogy: Dorothea's Story

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