Sense & Sensibility

Spring 2023

Sense & Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret as they come of age. It follows the three Dashwood sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up and look for a new home. They find themselves on the property of a distant relative, Sir John Middleton and start on a journey of love, romance and heartbreak.

And what better place to follow that journey than from the comfort of our pub garden with a glass in hand! The perfect way to while away a early summer evening and fall in love again with this Jane Austen classic.

OffWest End Finalists: Grace Kelly Miller (Costume Design) & Thomas Judd (Best Supporting Performance)
  • Darrel Bailey
  • Laura Cooper-Jones
  • Thomas Judd
  • Grace Kelly Miller

Creative team:

  • Director: Nicky Diss
  • Adaptation: Nicky Diss
  • Producers: Nicky Diss and Vicky Gaskin
  • Composer: David Knight
  • Costume: Grace Kelly Miller
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Gain
Audience Reviews:
“A wonderful evening! The actors were amazingly talented, with a lovely, humourous responsiveness to situations in the moment. How they remember all their lines is a mystery to me! Thank you!”
“Absolutely fantastic performance! The four actors were so brilliant at playing so many roles (17?). One moment one is playing the shy youngest Dashwood sister, the next moment he’s the dastardly Willoughby. We also really enjoyed their occasional ad-lib, even cleverly referring to the passing siren. Not sure that was in the novel? And all with such a minimal set. Amazing what can be achieved with the turn of a cushion. We truly had a wonderful evening in The Duke of Kent’s garden, and hope to do it again later in the summer.”
“An amazing evening. The actors were so talented and enthusiastic. A very entertaining portrayal of Sense and Sensibility. They captured the humour and the sadness and gave it a temporary twist with ad libs and songs. The pub setting was wonderful. The staff were so welcoming and helpful and the food delicious. I would definitely recommend an evening like this. Excellent value and entertainment.”




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