A unique new musical by Storm Productions, adapted from the original Victorian novel by George Eliot. Set in the early 19th century, it tells of the falsely accused weaver Silas, who, rejected by his fiancée and outcast by his religious fellowship, leads a solitary existence driven by his work and the accumulation of gold which becomes his only solace. The unexpected father/daughter relationship which develops between Silas and an abandoned child brings joy, friendship and respect back into his life. In the musical the story is retold in the late 19th century by a landlady and her son, to a traveller who has taken shelter at the inn.
This is a fairly dark tale but with an underlying theme of hope and redemption in a vivid portrayal of a sheltered rural community and its suspicion and mistrust of the unfamiliar.
Written by Phil Ryan and David Ford, with additional music by Denny Bertin
Cast (in order of appearance)
John Bryant, Diana Barnsley, Jane Johnson,
|Sound & Lighting
|Martin Allitt, Brian Cooper, Neil Mayall
Stephen Tickell, Julian Warner-Edney, Neil Williams
|Alison and Brian Cooper
|Costume & Props
|Front of House
|Programme & publicity
Photos by Mick Mercer