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Written by Jane Austen
Adapted by Ethan Taylor
Directed by Sarah Slator
Music by Simon Stallard

Anne Elliott is persuaded to reject Frederick Wentworth by her family and friends but when the Elliott’s circumstances alter and Wentworth returns 8 years later, as a commended naval officer no less, old sparks are rekindled… But can either be convinced to give love a second chance?

Too many characters and not enough actors will see this much-loved Austen novel brought to life in a comedic and potentially hat-astrophic production. In a similarly choreographed, character-swapping style to our critically acclaimed productions of The Importance of Being Earnest (2018), The Three Musketeers (2020) and A Comedy of Errors (2022), audiences will love this truly unique adaptation!

Critics have said of our previous hat-astrophic adaptations:

Brighton Source on The Comedy of Errors
“A gem of a production… Energetic, ingenious and thoughtful drama!”

Living Magazines on The Three Musketeers
“Artfully designed and cleverly executed… a total joy!”

Held in the stunning Arundells garden in the shadow of Salisbury Cathedral. Come early and enjoy a wander around the garden or explore in the interval.

When: Thursday 23rd May, access to garden from 6.00pm. Show starts 7.00pm.
Where: The Garden, Arundells, Cathedral Close, Salisbury.
Ticket Prices: General admission: £15, Registered carers: Free, Under 4’s: Free

Please note that this is an outdoor performance come rain or shine, so please do bring the appropriate attire with you as there is no covered area.

Bring your own folding chairs or picnic blankets, there are no chairs provided.

We encourage picnics but we do ask that you please take your rubbish home with you please. The garden will open from 6pm and the performance will start at 7pm.

There is no parking at Arundells, we recommend using city centre car parks.

As much as we love dogs and welcome them in the garden on our open days, only special assistance dogs are invited to our events.

All tickets are non refundable but you are very welcome to pass them on to friends or family if you are unable to attend.

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May 23 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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