The Mellstock Quire

19th Jul - 21st Jul 2022

Estuary Players return to Powderham Castle from 19-21 July 2022, this time with a theatrical adaptation of a Thomas Hardy classic.

The Mellstock Quire is a play with music inspired by and adapted from Thomas Hardy’s novel Under the Greenwood Tree.

It is 1870. In the Wessex village of Mellstock, life has gone on much the same for generations.  At the heart of the village is the Quire whose music and singing accompany the community through the year. The seasons come and go with their predictable rhythms, but change is afoot with the arrival of the new Parson, Reverend Maybold, whose plans to modernise worship at the Church do not include the Quire.  And what about the new School Mistress Miss Fancy Day?  She is refined, educated, and fair of face; surely, she must be in need of a husband, but will she marry to please her father, or to improve herself or for love?

The Box Office is open from 16 May 2022

Bookings are via the Estuary Players Website:

Or by telephone: 01392 661570

Admission: £5.00

Doors open at 5.15pm, show starts at 6.00pm 


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