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Compass Theatre Company presents

Back by overwhelming popular demand, Compass Theatre Company is delighted to present a revival of their spellbinding production of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times adapted by Stephen Jeffreys. At the heart of Dickens’ vision of Victorian England is the polluted and poverty-ridden Coketown. Here callous businessmen, Thomas Gradgrind and Josiah Bounderby, have created a logical, heartless world full of ‘facts’ and devoid of ‘fancy’. While these monsters prosper, Gradgrind’s children, Louisa and Thomas, endure a cold and loveless childhood. But their unhappy lives are transformed when Sleary’s Circus comes to town - a temptation that Louisa, Thomas and even their hard-hearted father cannot resist. Matinee Performance: Wed 8 Nov 2pm