Under The Greenwood Tree

Adapted from the classic novel by Thomas Hardy

“On a cold and starry winters night…”

It’s Christmas Eve, and as the harmonies of the local choir float into the winter air, a young Dick Dewy tries to win the heart of the new school mistress, Fancy Day. Strong, intelligent and independent, he is entranced by her.  But can their youthful love survive the test of time?

A story of family, community and love under the trees, performed against the backdrop of beautiful vocal harmony.

A storytelling adaptation, bursting with song and music, a perfect way to herald in the festive season!

Join Hammerpuzzle at the Everyman for a new storytelling adaptation of this festive,

passionate and song-filled literary classic for Christmas.


Presented by Hammerpuzzle in association with The Everyman Theatre

Running time approx. 75 minutes.

Creative Team

  • Writer/Composer – Tamsin Kennard
  • Director – Bryn Holding
  • Producer – Lizzy Cummins
  • Designer – Zoe Brennan
  • Design Assistant – Mimi Donaldson
  • Rehearsal DSM – Rachel Bell
  • Lighting Design – Corin Hayes (Production Manager, Everyman Studio)
  • Movement Director – Sophie Cottle


  • Edem-Ita Duke
  • Danann McAleer
  • Ruth Page
  • Katy Sobey