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:
|Christopher Cowell and Jonathan Butcher
|How to book:
|The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
|Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN
|Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 May 2023 at 7.30pm
Matinée Saturday 27 May at 2.30pm
Photographer: Holly Burraway
|Elora Rose Ledger
|Sir John Middleton