Watermill stages new version of Sense and Sensibility

Date Posted: 14/03/2014

The Watermill Theatre in Berkshire has announced that its next production will be a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s much loved classic Sense and Sensibility, from 3rd April to 10th May.

The adaptation is from theatre director Jessica Swale who made her directorial debut at Shakespeare's Globe in 2010 with Bedlam, the first play by a female playwright ever to be staged at the venue.

Sense and Sensibility: a synopsis

Left penniless after their wealthy uncle cheats them of their fortune, sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to a cold Devonshire cottage.

But when a devilishly handsome stranger arrives at Barton Cottage with the rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the Dashwood girls are convinced that their fortunes are about to change forever.

School visits to The Watermill

The theatre is location at a converted watermill in rural west Berkshire.

Teachers can claim a free ticket with every 15 seats booked, excluding Monday evenings and matinées. School groups of ten or more also benefit from a ten per cent discount.

For further school trip information visit www.watermill.org.uk.

Photo credit: Michael Wharley.

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