Audience members are invited to bring a garden chair or rug, and if you wish, a picnic to see Jane Austen’s classic novel bought to life in the unique and imaginative Hotbuckle way in the garden* at The Swallow Theatre.
“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”
Unfairly compelled to leave their family home and left almost destitute by their brother and his spiteful wife, the Dashwood sisters and their mother must make a new beginning. Despite their very different personalities, both the prudent, sensible Elinor and the impulsive, open-hearted Marianne suffer great sorrows in their affairs of the heart, yet they finally find contentment and peace in their new lives.
With dazzling wit, humour and sharp characterisations, Jane Austen’s captivating story is brought to vivid life by Hotbuckle, in this new version by Adrian Preater.
Previous shows by Hotbuckle Productions at The Swallow Theatre include Great Expectations (2022), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2021), Jane Eyre (2019), Wuthering Heights (2018), Far From The Madding Crowd (2017), Emma (2016), Persuasion (2015) and many more.
“…virtuoso performances by four outstanding actors…….with clever introduction of humour……in this so very well crafted production” – The Down Recorder about Wuthering Heights
“A most compelling and creative production which left a full house full of admiration” – Virtual Shropshire on Great Expectations
“A hard-working, multitasking cast turn Jane Austen’s novel into a highly persuasive and magical production” – The Stage on Persuasion
“The amazing Hotbuckle Productions performed a superb Emma the play to a sell-out audience” – The Jane Austen Centre, Bath on Emma
Duration : approximately 2 hours including an interval (to be confirmed).
Recommended age : 8+
Sense and Sensibility
Wednesday 14 June : 2.30pm (Outdoors)
*This performance will, weather permitting, be fully outdoors in the theatre garden.
In bad weather the performance will move inside the theatre auditorium.
Tickets : £15