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Thomas Sutcliffe started writing The Mill on the Floss as part of his dissertation while at the Guildford School of Acting. After graduating with a First Class BA (hons) in Musical Theatre he went straight into the West End production of Wicked, where he covered and played the role of Boq. Since then he has worked at the National Theatre Studios, Workshopping the new Musical, The Light Princess. Thomas was inspired by the creative process of developing a new piece of Theatre and decided to return his attention to The Mill on the Floss in the summer of 2013.
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Mill On The Floss, The
Mill On The Floss, The
George Eliot's tragic and romantic story of morality versus desire is brought to life by Composer Thomas Sutcliffe. He explores Eliot's work through a fusion of Musical Theatre and Folk traditions. As Maggie Tulliver's family fortune declines, she struggles to remain dutiful but forever yearning to be wild and free. Maggie is desperate to do right by her beloved brother Tom, but her heart leads her down a path of temptation. Will the rift between brother and sister ever be reconciled?
Adapted from the novel "The Mill On The Floss" (1860). Thomas Sutcliffe - Book, Music and Lyrics; Lydia Grant - Additional Music and Lyrics; Daniel Cane - Director and Dramaturge.
Everyman Studio Theatre Workshop, Cheltenham 24 Jan 2014
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