Jane Austen’s famous work in fabulous landscape setting

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‘IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’

Take a step back to a more elegant age with Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of the Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice, in the stunning surroundings of Stowe Landscape Gardens.

Chapterhouse is one of the most acclaimed touring companies in the country, now in its 13th year of touring open-air theatre at some of the most beautiful country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.

Picnic under a summer sky and revel in the famous love story, Pride And Prejudice, at Stowe on Monday, June 4, at 6pm.

The play tells the story of witty Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters. While her mother tries to marry her off to the detestable Mr Collins, Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy. But is there more to him than meets the eye?

The gardens will be open for picnics from 5pm, and refreshments will on sale.

Take your own rugs or low-backed seating.

Tickets are £15 for adults, £8 for children and £38 for a family ticket, if booked in advance.

On the door, tickets are adults £18, children £11, family £47.

Tickets from the National Trust at Stowe on 0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

Pride And Prejudice is also at Wrest Park, Luton on August 16.

The company will be performing Sleeping Beauty at Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, on July 27.

And Woburn Abbey is the setting for Emma on August 4 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream on August 11.

Visit www.chapterhouse.org