Open-air treat with Austen classic in park

The play tells a story of love, family, sisterhood and courage

The play tells a story of love, family, sisterhood and courage

Chapterhouse Theatre Company return to Wrest Park on Wednesday July 20 with the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility.

The audience is invited to join Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

Chapterhouse has an established tradition in Austen adaptations, receiving strong reviews and performing to sell-out venues with adaptations of her warm-witted romantic tales.

In past years these have also included productions of Pride & Prejudice and Emma, but this summer Chapterhouse welcome Sense and Sensibility back to the stage.

Script writer Laura Turner said: “I’ve always loved this story of love, family, sisterhood and courage, and Elinor and Marianne’s quests to find happiness will always have a fond place in my heart.

“I hope this summer that audiences fall in love with the two sisters, just as I did when I first read Jane Austen’s beautiful novel many years ago.”

Director Sarah Gain said: “Sense and Sensibility is not only a wonderful classic story but this adaptation by Laura Turner is so true to its source it makes it a real delight to work on.

“It’s not just the romance that brings a delight, but the sisterly bond between Marianne and Elinor as they face their trials and tribulations is so rich and endearing.”

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £16.50 for adults and £11 for children. Visit htwww.seetickets.com to book.