A World Première

The death of their father throws sisters Elinor and Marianne’s privileged world into chaos. With no entitlement to his estate, they rely on their brother John to provide. However John’s avaricious wife, Fanny, can’t disguise her intolerance of these women in her home.

And to make matters worse, Edward, her eminently eligible brother, begins to form an attachment to elder sister, Elinor.

Thrust into poverty by their brother’s scheming and manipulative wife, the sisters are reduced to living with their mother in a tiny Devonshire cottage. With their prospects for marriage nearly ruined, the sisters are nevertheless courted by three, dynamic men.

However, what devastating and dark secrets do these men: John Willoughby, Edward Ferrars and Colonel Brandon, hold in their hearts? And what part might fate play in Marianne and Elinor’s search for true love?

Published anonymously in 1811, Jane Austen’s first novel explored the tensions of her times. Adapted by award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Fibres, Adam, Gut), expect biting wit, romance and heart-breaking tenderness.


Post Show Talk:
Wed 2 September, after the matinée

BSL Interpreted Performance:
Thur 1 October, 8.00pm

  • Creative Team

    Director Elizabeth Newman

    Set and Costume Designer Liz Cooke

  • Writers

    Jane Austen

    Frances Poet

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