The first part in Geoffrey Beevers' three-part adaptation of George Eliot's novel opened at the Orange Tree Theatre last week
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The young and intelligent Dorothea is enamoured of the intensity and greatness of the academic Reverend Casaubon, so much so that she marries him, much to everyone's shock. On their honeymoon in Rome a meeting with Casaubon's young cousin Will Ladislaw arouses suspicions in her new husband and he will do anything he can to stop Will's quest for Dorothea's heart. Love and jealousy fuel this first story set among the big houses of the local aristocracy of Middlemarch.
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