The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot, Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th August at BLT

Wednesday 21st – Saturday 24th August at BOAT

Monday 2nd – Friday 6th September at The Minack, Cornwall 


We are all delighted to be taking our second production of the summer to Brighton Open Air Theatre and Cornwall's  Minack Theatre, as well as at the Little.

Outdoor theatre demands a different dynamic, having to ensure that the power of the narration is even more apparent and Helen Edmundson's thrilling adaptation of George Eliot's classic tragi-love story The Mill on the Flosswill provide a memorable theatrical experience in this, the bi-centenary of Eliot's birth.

Considered to be representative of George Eliot's own life experiences, the central character of Maggie Tulliver is born a wild, feisty, intelligent child, forced to conform to the demands of Victorian narrow-minded values, as her life unfolds and her individual character develops, in a time when female intellect was, largely, suppressed.

This adaptation utilises a unique theatrical device, with Maggie being portrayed by three different actors, all depicting varying facets of her character. 

Directed by Claire Lewis, this production features original music to complement the narrative, composed by Michael James, along with integrated movement, devised by Graham Brown, assisting the narrative.

The Mill on the Floss runs 13th - 17th August at 7.45pm at BLT.

Also at Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) Dyke Road Park, Brighton, 21st - 24th August, at 7.00pm and also 2.00pm on Saturday 24th(doors open an hour before for picnics).

Also at The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall, 2nd - 6th September.

Tickets available for BLT in the usual ways, online at www.brightonlittletheatre.comor by calling 0844 888 0432.

Tickets for BOAT available at

Tickets for The Minack are available at