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Sense and Sensibility

Adapted by Jessica Swale from the book by Jane Austen
Directed by Wendy Reynolds

Eminently sensible Elinor pines for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, but the impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback, and for a girl who feasts on poetry and music, what else is there to do in Devon but dream of rescue?

In Jessica Swale’s delightful adaptation of Austen’s dearly-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back.


Elinor Dashwood – Karen Brace
Marianne Dashwood – Kirsty Duncombe
Mrs Jennings – Eileen Warner
Lucy Steele – Charlotte Constant
John Willoughby – Adam Avery
Edward/Robert Ferrars – Piers Newman
Colonel Brandon – Nick Sibley
Soprano at the Ball – Cheryl Brooks


Stage Manager – Roger Butler
Wardrobe – Maureen Maureen McCarthy, Christine Collison, Roger Cryer, Stage Costume (Dartford)
Props – Pat Richardson
Sound – Ken Swan and Tina Crook
Lighting – Mike Auvrey
Continuity – Betty Baily
Set Design – Wendy Reynolds
Set Construction – Albert Tilbury, Trevor Jeffries, Roger Butler
Set Painting – Roger Butler and crew
Set furnishings – Wendy Reynolds, Pat Richardson, Erith Playhouse

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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