Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mansfield Park (theatre)

Following Pride & Prejudice at Michelham Priory, earlier this year, another theatrical Jane Austen adaptation is heading our way in November. The social comedy, Mansfield Park, has been produced by Britain's last remaining Regency theatre, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds who also produced the national tours of Cider With Rosie and Dick Turpin's Last Ride. The writer is experienced Austen adapter, Tim Luscombe (Northanger Abbey, Persuasion), and the director is Colin Blumenau.


Fanny Price (Ffion Jolly) has been forced to leave her family home and finds herself joining the aristocratic family of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram (Richard Heap). The household is permanently in turmoil but throughout every crisis, Fanny finds consolation in her love for the worthy and steadfast Edmund Bertram (Pete Ashmore). Unfortunately, her adopted family believe that Henry Crawford (Samuel Collings) with his wealth and connections will be a far better match. Will Fanny follow their demands or follow her heart?

Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 13th to Sat 17th Nov, 19:45.
Wed & Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and Tourist Information Office.

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