The Good Soldier
by Ford Madox Ford, adapted by Julian Mitchell
24 May to 2 June 2018
“This is the saddest story I have ever heard...”
So begins Ford Madox Ford’s classic Edwardian story of love and deception. John Dowell, an American, looks back over a seemingly perfect time before the outbreak of the First World War, when he and his wife befriend a former British officer and his wife in a German health spa. The two couples meet annually over nine years, basking in the kind of golden existence that wealth and privilege bestow. Beneath the harmonious exterior, however, things are not what they seem. As John Dowell – and the audience – discover the truth, a whole world collapses... Julian Mitchell’s stage adaption was premiered at The Theatre Royal, Bath in 2010, following a memorable 1980’s film version starring Jeremy Brett and Robin Ellis.
Booking opens for members on 27 February 2018; general public on 12 March 2018