Tim Laycock's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

An intimate retelling of the story of Tess in the study where it was written.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Four performances by Tim Laycock, folk musician, storyteller and actor. Intimate setting and just 12 spaces available for each performance. Each performance lasts approximately 20-25 minutes.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Max Gate

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.70 £7.00
Child £3.90 £3.50
Family £19.30 £17.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 01305 262538
To book please email rachael.raine@nationaltrust.org.uk
Suitability
Children welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
Please note that the Tess Study is on the first floor of the house and is accessible only via the main staircase.
Other
Performances at 12noon, 1pm , 2pm and 3pm. Suggested donation of £2 per person.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 November 2019 12:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Rachael Raine
Email
rachael.raine@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01305 262538

Upcoming events

Hardy Talk at Kingston Maurward: Hardy’s Tess

Wed 23 Oct 2019
19:30-21:00
This talk by Luke Rake will be held at Kingston Maurward College and looks at the development of Hardy’s work as both documentary recording of the world and the interpretation of landscape through the eyes of Tess.

Remembrance Sunday: a selection of poetry and readings

Sun 10 Nov 2019
14:00-15:00
Members of the New Hardy Players read poetry and prose to mark Remembrance Sunday. Suggested donation to the New Hardy Players of £3

Tim Laycock's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:00-15:30
An intimate retelling of the story of Tess in the study where it was written.

Flute and harp with Virginia and Florence Astley

Sun 08 Dec 2019
12:00-12:45
Music, stories and poetry with a Hardy theme bring Max Gate's Victorian Christmas to life.

Festive Frolics with the New Hardy Players

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:30-12:15
A seasonal selection of poetry readings, carols and a mummers play peformed by the New Hardy Players in Hardy's home.

Festive Tuneful Stories with Tim Laycock

Sun 22 Dec 2019
13:00-16:00
Join us for an intimate festive performance with folk musician and storyteller, Tim Laycock.