About Tess

Tess is a groundbreaking circus adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

An ensemble of performers weave together Hardy’s words and the extreme physicality of circus to tell this tale of power, loss and endurance.

This retelling captures the beauty, heartbreak and yearning of the novel and draws upon the incredible strength of the circus body to create a Tess as heroic as Hardy intended.

Bring a School

To make a school booking please contact our Ticket Sales Team on 01722 320 333

School groups: £12 per ticket.

This also includes a free workshop with the team behind Tess, Ockham's Razor. For more information about the workshop, click here.

physically thrilling

The Sunday Times

beautifully human

The Times

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