Saturday 15 - 22 7.45pm Matinee Saturday 22 2.30pm
The Chesil Theatre is marking the bi-centenary of Jane Austen's death in July 1817 with a skilful adaptation by Mark Healy of her last novel, Persuasion.
Although there are many other Austen themed events happening in Winchester, this one has definitely appealed to audiences. Even with a preview performance added on Friday 14th there is only a handful of tickets remaining.
The play identifies the author with her heroine, Anne Elliot. Both have loved and lost earlier in their lives. But Anne, unlike Jane, is reintroduced to the object of her past affections, Captain Wentworth, and his proximity reopens old wounds
The bittersweet tale of loneliness and longing is set against a background of scenes the author knew well: country houses, Bath in the season and the coastal town of Lyme Regis.
As in all Jane Austen’s novels, she is acerbic on class, realistic about money and thoughtful about love. There is witty dialogue between the characters but tinged with a slightly melancholic awareness of how easy it is to miss life’s opportunities
Tickets Preview and matinee only £10 and £11
BOOK NOW: chesiltheatre.org.uk 0333 666 3366
Ticket enquiries: 07527 471539