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A Pure Woman

Dorchester Arts and Poonamallee Productions

Thurs 18 – Fri 19 October 
Thurs – Fri 7.30pm
Matinée (Fri) 1.30pm
Theatre Royal Winchester
Tickets £19
Friends £17
U26s £14
Schools/Groups (8+) £10

Matinée £17
Matinée Friends £15
Matinée U26s £12
Matinée Schools/Groups (8+) £10

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Dorchester Arts and Poonamallee Productions present
A Pure Woman
a new play by Simon Reade
based on Christopher Nicholson’s novel Winter

Based on true events, Thomas Hardy, 84, has an affair of the heart with the 20-something Dorset woman playing Tess in the local amateur Hardy Players’ production – which drives Hardy’s second wife, Florence, in her 40s, into a jealous rage.

Within this highly theatrical love triangle, a deeply moving portrait of a marriage in extremis is played out.

Adapted from Christopher Nicholson’s highly acclaimed novel Winter.

The Telegraph ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Pitch perfect”
The Times

Includes post-show chat
(Thursday only)

Adaptor and director Simon Reade’s previous touring plays include Pride & Prejudice, A Room with a View and Private Peaceful as well as the screenplay for the recently released feature film Journey’s End.

Poonamallee Productions has previously toured Michael Morpurgo’s Toro!Toro! and An Elephant in the Garden, which also starred Alison Reid (who plays Florence).

This new co-production with Dorchester Arts has been generously supported by the Steel Trust and by The Hardy Society.

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