Conn Artists Theatre Company in association with Worthing Theatres and The George Eliot Fellowship

Silas Marner

The Conn Artists return with a fantastic new production for 2019.
Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver, eaten up with bitterness and anger, becomes a doomed miser and recluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption.

Silas Marner, the great Victorian epic novel, is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage in the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth by the acclaimed Worthing-based Conn Artists Theatre Company, following on from their hit productions of The Four Men, The Importance of Being Oscar and The Good Doctor.

The heart moving action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period.

“…does the production…faithfully capture the cumulative effect of the novel’s chains of incident and commentary? The answer is that it does.”
(Financial Times on Silas Marner adapted by Geoffrey Beevers)

Featuring Ross Muir as Silas Marner

“Ross Muir could not be bettered. He gives a marathon performance that segues effortlessly from narrator to character.” – (The Argus, Brighton on The Four Men)

“This new touring production from Worthing company Conn Artists has made regional theatre feel in ruder health overnight.” – (The Stage on The Four Men)

The opening performance will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and creative team.
A Q&A is also available for schools following the Friday matinee performance. Please contact alice.hiller@adur-worthing.gov.uk to arrange this.

Click here to download/view the Silas Marner education pack

Event times and Book tickets

Thu 26th Sep 2019

Fri 27th Sep 2019

Sat 28th Sep 2019