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The Mill on the Floss @ BOAT

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by George Eliot
adapted by Helen Edmundson
directed by Claire Lewis

About the Show

Prepare to be swept away with this exhilarating adaptation of Eliot’s compelling classic. 

Wild and clever, Maggie Tulliver struggles with Victorian society’s stifling conventions.  Denied the opportunities offered to her adored brother, Tom, she desperately tries to reconcile her thirst for knowledge with her family’s expectations.  She strikes up a close friendship with Phillip Wakem, son of a local lawyer, but their fathers become embroiled in a bitter legal dispute that only the prosperous Wakem can win. But then, Maggie meets a passionate man who loves her for her wit, intelligence and sensuality and her true nature threatens to erupt ...

Incorporating original music and complementary movement, this powerful, deeply moving play unfolds, revealing a story with elements of family loss, tragedy and the sheer meanness of fate.

Performance Times

Evening performances: Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th August (gates open at 6pm, performance starts at 7pm)

Matinee performance: Saturday 24th August (gates open 1pm, performance starts 2pm)


Full £12.00

Concession £10.00 Please be prepared to show proof of concession

Family £35.00 Admits 4. 2 x Full and 2 x Concessions. Please be prepared to show proof of concession

Group £9.00 Bookable for groups of at least 10+

Earlier Event: 13 August
The Mill on the Floss
Later Event: 13 September
Kings and Queens