'Mr Gilfil's Love Story' is one of 3 novellas written by George Eliot, published under the title of 'Scenes of Clerical Life'. All 3 stories are based on characters and places she knew in her home town of Nuneaton.
'Gilfil' is set at Arbury Hall. We are grateful to Lord and Lady Daventry for allowing Sudden Impulse Theatre company to perform it in the grounds of their beautiful home. Come early, bring a picnic and settle down to a gripping evening's entertainment.
This outdoor event will be in the grounds. Bring your picnic, sit back, relax and enjoy this early evening spectacle in these lovely surroundings.
Gardens open from 4pm. The play starts at 5.30pm
|Event Date||17 Aug 2019 4:00 pm|
|Event End Date||17 Aug 2019 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||01 Apr 2019|
Sudden Impulse are an award winning theatre company from George Eliot’s North Warwickshire home town of Nuneaton. They have collaborated with the George Eliot Fellowship in 2016 bringing Viv Wood’s adaptation of 'Felix Holt: The Radical' to life, a production they took to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the same year.
Simon Winterman is founder and Artistic Director of Sudden Impulse Theatre Company set up in 2004. Simon trained at University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Simon has worked previously on the work of George Eliot with adaptations by Viv Wood including Adam Bede, Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner and Felix Holt: the Radical. Directing credits include more than 50 productions ranging from Shakespeare to Sweeney Todd and a number of award winning productions.
Vivienne Wood was an English teacher for most of her professional life in George Eliot’s home town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Retiring in 2014, she has since trained to be a counsellor, finding in literature a rich seam which can be endlessly mined in trying to understand clients.
Vice-Chair of the GEF, Viv has had a happy association with the Fellowship for many years and in 2015 started the Writers in Warwickshire literary festival at Astley which combined her twin loves of Shakespeare and George Eliot with her desire to encourage new writing & performance in the Midlands. She has adapted four of George Eliot’s novels for the stage, taking Felix Holt to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. She is now working on ‘Mr Gilfil’s Love Story’ to be performed by Sudden Impulse Theatre Company on 17 August 2019, at Arbury Hall, where the story is set, as part of the bicentenary celebrations.