Following its sell-out premier in March this year this new play by West End playwright Caroline Summerfield tours to the Stroud Theatre Festival. Starring: Abigail Halley ('Random Acts' Channel Four) and Lynn Thomas ('Doctors' BBC TV).
What if at Jane Austen's death, not all of her letters and manuscripts from her stay in Cheltenham had been burnt by her sister? Enter her novel The Cheltonians. As observant as ever of Society's ills and set in the year following Waterloo, Emma Woodhouse, now newly married, finds herself in Cheltenham sampling the waters from its spas. But the arrivals of a Jamaican born widow of a wealthy ship owner and an army officer, soon prove too great a temptation for Emma, and it is not long before she starts matchmaking with disastrous consequences. Jane Austen & The Cheltonians provides an insightful and timeless social commentary on our manners and our morals. Natura Contemporary Theatre have developed a reputation for producing high quality contemporary theatre in town and country locations.
Project supported using public funding by Arts Council England
"Simply sublime - written with the very voice of Jane Austen"
Tickets for all events cost £6 each and are available in advance online from the festival website www.stroudtheatrefestival.co.uk . Early booking recommended.
Tickets may also be available on the door subject to availability.