In the last 12 months Tim has worked on three innovative projects based on the works of Thomas Hardy:

Tim as Thomas Leaf in the Hardy’s Cottage DVD

The Distracted Preacher
In 2010 Tim directed Ray Sargent’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s humorous short story as the New Hardy Players’ summer production. The play was performed in Dorchester, Bridport, Corfe Castle, West Stafford and at Lulworth Cove. The Disracted Preacher is based on local Smuggling traditions, and featured traditional folk music and puppetry

DVD for Hardy’s Cottage.
Tim wrote and directed a 20 minute DVD on location in Hardy’s cottage, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy. The DVD was commissioned by The National Trust, and will be shown at Hardy’s Cottage and Max gate. The script was based around scenes from the Winter section of Under the Greenwood Tree, and featured 50 local actors, musicians, singers and film makers.

The Withered Arm
Tim worked with Pippa Brindley and the Museum Makers group at Dorset County Museum to devise a new play based on Thomas Hardy’s short story The Withered Arm. A cast of 18 actors, performers and carers worked on Monday mornings for several months to produce an hour long play with music, human and shadow puppetry, dance and audience participation.

Tim directing The Withered Arm