Far From The Madding Crowd - Review
NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association)Review by Ann Platten
Far From The Madding Crowd
Directed by Maree Noons and Linda Potter
A very ambitious choice with this group for their 100th Production with Thomas Hardy's classic story adapted by Jessica Swale last year.
I found two of the main characters Bathsheba Everdene played so well by Gemma Quinn, and Gabriel Oak played in such a well suited role by Lewis Rodger excellent. Really believable characters sparking off one another with great timing. Well done in such wordy roles with no prompts.
So many other characters in a large cast to comment on each and every one by name, but one or two comments however on some other very good performances.
Richard Kemp-Luck as the so correct Mr Boldwood portrayed this character well, I also liked Richard as a local lad in his smock with his thoughts of all the folk he had known.
I must compliment the company on props and costumes obviously all taken trouble to get right.
I liked the programme layout but is was not easy to read and to follow the scenes when in the studio with dim lighting.
A good read however when we got home.
Well done with all your efforts with this production which was very enjoyable and such a treat to have such a classic to watch.