Thursday, 14th June 2018 - 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults £9.50 / Friends £9.00 / Students and ES40s £4.00
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
By George Eliot, Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Directed by Paul Clarkson
They had entered the thorny wilderness, and the golden gates of their childhood had for ever closed behind them.
In this fluid and visceral re-imagining, George Eliot’s unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret is turned into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines.
Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family’s worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest.
The Mill on the Floss is is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel, beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love.