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Anne Elliott is persuaded to reject Frederick Wentworth by her family and friends but when the Elliott's circumstances alter and Wentworth returns 8 years later, as a commended naval officer no less, old sparks are rekindled… But can either be convinced to give love a second chance?

Too many characters and not enough actors will see this much-loved Austen novel brought to life in a comedic and potentially hat-astrophic production. In a similarly choreographed, character-swapping style to our critically acclaimed productions of The Importance of Being Earnest (2018), The Three Musketeers (2020) and A Comedy of Errors (2022), audiences will love this truly unique adaptation!

This is an open-air performance so please bring chairs/blankets and picnics to enjoy whilst watching. We will perform in all but the very worst weather!

The performance will take place within the inner bailey of what was once a grand Norman castle. The adjoining motte and castle remnants create a natural amphitheatre.

Critics have said of our previous hat-astrophic adaptations:

“A gem of a production… Energetic, ingenious and thoughtful drama!”

Brighton Source on The Comedy of Errors

“Artfully designed and cleverly executed… a total joy!”

Living Magazines on The Three Musketeers

Running time: approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets £15 - click on book tickets now.

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