Sense & Sensibility
by Jane Austen, adapted by Jessica Swale
5 to 14 July 2018
Jane Austen’s story of the Dashwood sisters and their search for love is so sweet it brings tears to the eyes. Jessica Swale’s adaptation does it proud. We see Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, left in penury by the death of their father, trying to maintain their dignity amid the slights and injustices of their relatives. Elinor, herself tortured by the love of a man she cannot have, rescues her sister from an unsuitable alliance and settles with their mother in genteel poverty. Sustained by the kindness of new friends and distant relatives, the sisters live their single lives without the love and security they crave. But at the end, their lives are changed, their dreams become real and happiness embraces them warmly.
Booking opens for members on 1 May 2018; general public on 14 May 2018