The French Lieutenant's Woman

by John Fowles, adapted for the stage by Mark Healy 5 Aug 2024 - 8 Aug 2024
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presented by Brighton Little Theatre
with original music by Michael James

A timeless story of forbidden love, temptation and a fight for personal freedom. 

The enigmatic Sarah Woodruff gazes out to sea, rumoured to be waiting for the return of the French Lieutenant she nursed back to health. Intrigued and in a quest to discover the truth, the aristocratic Charles Smithson throws himself into dangerous waters and risks everything he has for this mysterious woman.

Like Fowles’ ground-breaking novel and film before it, Mark Healy’s profoundly inventive adaptation of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, plays with convention to create something unexpected, evocative and exciting. 

From the team that previously presented acclaimed productions of the classics, Frankenstein and the 2019 Minack Trophy-winning, The Mill on the Floss, this fast-paced, exhilarating tale promises to sweep you along the cliff edge to its riveting end.