The next production that we are currently working towards is our summer tour of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense & Sensibility’, adapted for stage by Dawn Bush.

The Dashwood sisters, Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret, are left at the financial mercy of John, half-brother, and his greedy wife. Elinor (the more practical sister) tentatively allows herself to fall in love with Edward Ferrars, the gentle brother of the girls’ obnoxious sister-in-law. However the romance doesn’t go anywhere and the Dashwood girls move away to their new home, leaving Edward behind.

The Dashwoods try to make themselves at home in their new cottage, but can’t help but miss their childhood home. Marianne (the less-than-practical sister) is particularly blue – that is, until she develops a love interest of her own, a dashing young man named Willoughby. Everyone gets along with the new guy just swimmingly, and the whole family expects that Marianne and Willoughby will announce their engagement any day. Marianne is sure that she’s found her soul mate…