This item has been lifted from the News in Brief column of today’s edition of The Guardian
Hardy original to take another bow at 101
The only surviving member of Thomas Hardy‘s theatrical group is to tread the boards again at the age of 101. Norrie Woodhall, a member of the original Hardy Players, is to recite poetry by the writer as part of an event called Dorset Voices. Her performance will come more than 80 years after Hardy cast her as Tess’s younger sister Liza Lu in a production of Tess of the d’Urbervilles at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester. She said: “I have been reciting Hardy’s works all my life and know a lot of it off by heart.” Dorset Voices is being staged at the United Church in Dorchester on March 11.
At 101? Keep it up, Norrie