Austen tale comes alive
WITH Mansfield Park winning impressive reviews as it tours the country, make sure you catch this stage adaptation when it comes to the Hall for Cornwall next week.
This gorgeous production of one of Jane Austen's most famous novels is bursting with energy and perfect for all the family – having been described as "fresh, riveting and utterly absorbing".
Fans of Jane Austen will find it a pure delight – faithful to the original novel, but with the fresh spark of a new script and packed with period glamour, romance and wit. Of appeal to anyone who enjoys great theatre, it is fast paced and with a hugely talented cast of actors – telling a tale full of hypocrisy, intrigue and deception with a spirited young heroine at its heart.
Packing the punch is an exceptional creative team which includes director Colin Blumenau, with his unmatched knowledge of Georgian theatre, writer Tim Luscombe, known as a specialist in adapting Austen's novels for stage, as well as top television, film and stage designer Kit Surrey.
Uprooted from her humble family home, Fanny Price is dropped into the bustling, aristocratic household of her uncle, where she finds herself buffeted from one crisis to the next. Throughout the turmoil, her one constant is the support of the steadfast Edmund Bertram – for whom friendship slowly gives way to a secret passion.
But will this love be her salvation – or will she be forced to marry the charismatic Henry Crawford for connections and wealth alone? Can Fanny follow her heart to acquire the husband and life she so desires and deserves?
Packed full of period glamour, romance and wit, this captivating production is brought to life from the very last Regency theatre in the country – The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
Mansfield Park is at the HfC from Tuesday to Saturday, October 1 to 5, at 7.30pm, with matinees also available on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are from £11 to £29. Call the box office on 01872 262466 or book online at www.hallforcornwall.co.uk