• Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Youth Music Theatre UK
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Youth Music Theatre UK

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Easter 2018)

Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 2:30pm

Creative team:

Composer: Pippa Cleary

Director: Gerry Flanagan

Musical Director: Cillian Donaghy

Choreographer: Alicia Frost


Spellbinding Music, Dazzling Storytelling

Free-spirited country girl Tess Durbeyfield knows nothing of the world outside her own village. When she is caught between her manipulative cousin Alec and the handsome Angel Clare, a dark love story unfolds leading to seduction, abandonment, and murder. Tragedy is unavoidable as Tess find she is powerless to change her fate.

Gerry Flanagan directs a comic and heart-rending adaptation of Tess of the d’Urbervilles that deftly combines compelling songs by Pippa Cleary (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾), with vibrant storytelling and physical comedy to amazing effect.

This compelling new musical adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic tale is brought to you by YMT who have a reputation for creating new musical works of the highest quality.

Join us for a Q&A with the cast and creative team straight after the show - Wednesday 11 April



Performance dates and times

Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 14 April 2018 - 2:30pm


By car

Due to the proximity to Buckingham Palace, roads adjacent to the theatre are regularly closed so please check your route before travelling.

Constitution Hill, the Queen Victoria Memorial, Spur Road, Link Road and The Mall (up to the junction with Marlborough Road) will be closed to vehicles between approximately 10.45am and 12.30pm on the days of Changing the Guard outside Buckingham Palace.

Please check your route before travelling.

Parking meters are available in nearby streets; please note payment is only via phone.

The nearest multi-storey car park is Q-Park, Horseferry Road and is around a 15 minute walk from the theatre. Please be advised that we are not part of the Q-Park scheme.

By bus

Routes 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 42, 148 all pass near the theatre.

By train

Victoria Station is less than 5 minutes' walk from theatre, with trains running to South East destinations including: Brighton, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Gatwick Airport and cross country.

Booking this show is handled externally, the link below will take you to the appropriate booking page

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