Lost in Austen with Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park. Photo by Keith Mindham..
Mansfield Park. Photo by Keith Mindham..
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Jane Austen fans will be in seventh heaven when her Mansfield Park opens at the Royal & Derngate for a two week run from October 28 until November 2.

Directed by Georgian theatre expert Colin Blumenau, Tim Luscombe’s sharply drawn adaptation of one of Austen’s most challenging novels premiered to critical and popular acclaim last year.

This spell-binding production is now delighting audiences around the country for a second time, celebrating 200 years since the novel was completed.

Unceremoniously uprooted from her humble family home, intelligent young Fanny Price is dropped into the bustling, aristocratic household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, where she finds herself buffeted from one crisis to the next in the company of her cousins and their well-to-do friends.

Yet throughout this turmoil one thing remains a constant - her love for the generous, worthy and steadfast Edmund Bertram.

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 triumph over her adoptive family’s demands and follow her heart to acquire the husband and life she so desires and deserves?

For tickets visit the box office 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.