Join the New Hardy Players for a feast of traditional seasonal entertainment in the evocative surroundings of Dorchester’s iconic Shire Hall Museum.
Local and well-known Christmas carols, midwinter poetry from Thomas Hardy and William Barnes, dramatic scenes from the Mayor of Casterbridge and Under the Greenwood Tree, plus a Christmas Mummers play.
Doors open at 6:30pm, with a bar available to purchase refreshments, before the performance begins at 7:30pm. There will be an interval for this performance.
To book your ticket, please visit Shire Hall Museum or click here
The performance is taking place in the historic courtroom at Shire Hall Museum. The seating is all wooden benches, so we recommend bringing a cushion to sit on.
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