Curtis Butterworth Loves Molly May

A play based on a story by Natasha Solomons adapted and directed by Emma Hill and Tim Laycock

In 1930 a Hollywood actress recalls her humble beginnings in rural Dorset. A bittersweet tale of an unusual romance, Curtis Butterworth Loves Molly May is full of humour and local folklore, the innovative use of physical theatre and new songs. Adapted  by Woolly Pig productions from a short story by Natasha Solomons it is set in and around Bulbarrow Hill.

Natasha Solomons is the author of Mr Rosenblum's List, The Novel in the Viola, and The House of Gold. She will be talking about her writing and her Dorset connections after some of the performances.

Woolly Pig Productions has been formed  by Emma Hill and Tim Laycock to create new theatre based on literary and musical works by living Dorset writers. 



Listing Details

Saturday 26th October 7.00pm

Sunday 27th October 2.00pm and 7.00pm


The Pointe, Durngate Street DT1 1NA

Ticket Prices

Adults: £10.00 Last Minute Price


Tickets will be on sale from 26th August.

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