Things look bleak for sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood…
When they find themselves cheated out of their inheritance and turfed out of their home with little money to live on and even less to recommend themselves to suitors.
Banished to a chilly cottage in Devonshire, the arrival of a dashing stranger promises to change their fortunes forever; but as the sisters each discover, the course of true love never did run smooth.
Austen’s razor-sharp wit sizzles in this beloved tale of injustice, heartbreak and love in an adaptation of sense and sensibility that is as fresh as it is funny from Olivier Award-winning writer Jessica Swale.
Directed by Juliet Forster
Designed by Barney George
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Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties.
The theatre, hailed by The Independent as “the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, opened in 1999. It is set a short stroll from Derwentwater on the edge of Keswick, amid the magnificent western fells of the Lake District.
With two stages, a 400-seat Main House and 100-seat Studio; they present up to nine of their own productions of classic, modern and new plays throughout the year. Six plays are performed in repertory from May to November by a resident company of up to 14 actors.
Theatre by the Lake aim to produce a new play every year and their Christmas plays have become firm favourites with family audiences. The Theatre aims for the highest standards of production and design and many Theatre by the Lake productions have won multi-star reviews from national and local critics.
The theatre hosts a variety of festivals and visiting companies and is open for 52 weeks each year.