Now on Stage
by Jane Austen
Adapted by Pamela Whalan
Directed by Barry Nielsen
Season: 8th July - 19th August 2017
Preview night 7th July
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
Jane Austen's Emma is a play about the stirrings of new love, and how sometimes by trying to manipulate Cupid's arrow, we can completely miss the mark!
We meet Emma, an accomplished and wealthy young woman, where after a successful attempt to bring two people together (Mr Weston & her Governess Miss Taylor), she believes herself a natural matchmaker. Emma's lesson to learn is that unlike playing with her dolls as a child, the people of Highbury are flesh and blood, and messing with their love lives can cause some real consequences!
Emma's latest project is Miss Harriet Smith, a young woman of unknown parentage, who Emma takes under her wing, and coaches her to be amongst high society. Leading her affections away from an unworthy mate in Emma's eyes, and directing her towards a new suitor leads to unrequited love, broken hearts, and general confusion. And ultimately leads Emma to explore the contents of her own heart.
A heart-warming comedy but a love story at heart.
|Assistant Director||Trudy Ritchie|
|Set Design||Owen Gimblett|
|Costume Design||Peter Henson|
|Lighting Design||Timothy M Carter|
|Sound Design||Michael Schell|
|Stage Manager||Diane Henderson|
|Lighting & Sound Operation||Leilani Loau|
|Mr Knightley||Nathan Bennett|
|Mr Woodhouse||Timothy Bennett|
|Mrs Weston||Rowena McNicol|
|Mr Weston||David Stewart-Hunter|
|Miss Bates||Turea Blyth|
|Mr Elton||Dimitri Armatas|
|Frank Churchill||Joshua Adams|
|Mrs Elton||Grace Swadling|