WhatsOnStage " the hugely talented and inventive Creative Cow continues to promote and present top notch theatre around the UK and Hard Times is a fine example of their work. This tour ends with a short stay at the New Wimbledon Studio, so you will need to be quick to catch it." 
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The Stage  "In a production that engages and entertains there are many memorable skilfully delineated characters" - read the full review here



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Following CREATIVE COW’s energetic and sharp production of Travels with My Aunt, the theatre company returns with another scintillating adaptation of a classic novel. Stephen Jeffreys' entertaining and wonderfully inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens' evocative saga, is set in the north of England at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Four actors will represent the resilient residents of smoke filled Coketown and show how Louisa and Tom Gradgrind are schooled to put their trust in ..facts, facts, facts! The company will take on visiting circus performers, stuffy business men, downtrodden workers, oppressed women and rural rascals.....

The perfect night in (out!) this Winter...Take a seat by the cosy and roaring Dickensian fireplace as Creative Cow dive in to your imagination and bring his vivid story book characters to life...






Box Office 

Regal Theatre, Minehead

25th October


01643 706430

New Hall, Tiverton 26th & 27th  October 7.30pm 01884 255827

Little Theatre, Torquay 29th October 7.30pm

01803 299330

New Theatre, Exeter 2nd,3rd November 7.30pm 01392 277189/665885

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells 4th November 8.00pm 01892 678 678

Mill Arms, Romsey 6th November 7.00pm 01794 340401

The Hawth Studio 8th - 9th November 7.45pm 01293 539418

Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford 10th-12th November 8.00pm 01483 443900

Fisherton Mill, Salisbury 15th-18th November 7.00pm SOLD OUT

Victoria Hall, Tisbury 19th November 7.30pm 01747 870367

Town Hall, Budleigh Salterton 23rd November 7.30pm 01395 445275

Town Hall, Dulverton 24th November 7.30pm 01398 323474

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 25th November 7.30pm 01297 442138

Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth 26th November 7.30pm

01803 839 530

New Wimbledon Studio 28th November - 3rd December 7.30pm

0844 871 7627