Wed 24 Apr | Wyvern: Words Take Wing

  • Corn Exchange
  • Wed 24 Apr
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £13 / £11

This original folk-drama draws on the notebooks of writer Thomas Hardy.  In a private journal he recorded reports and anecdotes from local papers and magazines such as the Dorset County Chronicle that amused or interested him.  They tell of 19th century lives and dreams, hopes and dispair, love and laughter.

Musicians and actors of the group Wyvern have traced snippets and jottings that Hardy wove into his poems and novels, where the words have ‘taken wing’ from dry prose to rich imaginative literature. These extraordinary stories, always observant and often quirky are brought to life through carefully chosen extracts, lively music and dramatic readings.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926