Sense & Sensibility by Jeffrey Haddow and Neal Hampton


Jane Austen’s delicately observed and sophisticated cautionary tale of the disadvantages of both emotional excess and emotional restraint finishes (of course) with the happiest of happy endings. This is the UK première of Jeffrey Haddow and Neal Hampton’s lively and colourful musical treatment of a year in the life of the Dashwood sisters as they negotiate the difficulties of a sudden reduction in their circumstances and in their prospects of a marriage approved of by ‘Society’.

Set in the elegant world of Regency London and Devonshire, Marianne’s romantic but ultimately unwise attachment to the rakish Willoughby and Elinor’s selflessly denied love for Edward Ferrars both fall foul of small-minded disapproval and financial obligation before a dénouement of unexpected revelations.

Here is a short video clip:

Conductor Jonathan Butcher
Director Christopher Cowell and Jonathan Butcher
Designer Jill Wilson
Lighting Designer Alistair Lindsay
How to book:
The Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at PorthcurnoCornwall TR19 6JU
PerformancesEvenings - Monday 17 to Friday 21 June 2024 at 7.30pm Matinées - Tuesday 18 June and Thursday 20 June at 2.30pm
TicketsAdults - £15 to £30
Under 16 - £7.50 to £15
Booking online
Telephone01736 810 181


Photographer: Holly Burraway

Elinor Dashwood Megan Bowen
Marianne Dashwood Eleanor Rosser-Smyth
Edward Ferrars Dafydd Allen
Colonel BrandonJohn Faal
John Willoughby Benoît Déchelotte
Lucy Steele Elora Rose Ledger
Mrs Jennings Alexandra Cowell
Sir John Middleton Giles Davies
Mrs Dashwood Deirdre Biasini
Fanny Dashwood Louisa Alice-Rose
John Dashwood Julius Wills