We thought our fellow Austen fans might like to know about a couple of Jane Austen theatre events which we’ve found out are happening soon.
The first is an event which is nice and close to us – a performance of Sense and Sensibility at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells (Wells is approximately 25 minutes from Bath).
The theatre company The Pantaloons will bring their vibrant sense of fun to Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility in an outdoor performance on July 5th. It is set to be a “funny, fast-paced and faithful new adaptation from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company, featuring live music, audience interaction, romance and heartbreak.” More information can be found on the Bishop’s Palace website.
(N.B. A full list of performance venues and dates for The Pantaloons production can be found here. Other nearby locations to Bath include Somerset’s Montacute House and Bristol’s St Andrew’s Park)
Finally, we’ve heard news that the Chicago Chamber Orchestra will be touring the UK again this year with their musical production of Persuasion. This year will be the first time that the production will be performed in Wales; with a performance on August the 3rd in Cardiff. Other confirmed dates are for July 31st in Portsmouth, and August 7th in Paignton. More details can be found here.
If you’ll be in Bath in the later half of July this year (and hopefully coming to visit the Jane Austen Centre!), then you might like to know that The Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be returning to Bath’s American Museum & Gardens with a production of Pride and Prejudice on July 20th.
The production will be an outdoor performance, for which picnics on the lawn are fully encouraged! There will be no seating provided however.
Doors open for picnics at 6pm, while the performance starts at 7pm and will end at 9:30pm.
More information and tickets for this open air Jane Austen performance can be found here.
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