Janus Theatre Company are a production company for amateur actors, based in the Bristol area, specifically formed to play at the Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Cornwall.
We are delighted to be returning to the Minack Theatre in 2018 with
Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility
Adapted by Jessica Swale
Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless after their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to a cold Devonshire cottage. When a devilishly handsome stranger arrives at Barton Cottage with the rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the Dashwood girls are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever. Whilst the sensible Elinor pines for quiet Edward Ferrars, 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 Austen’s dearly-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of the two Dashwood sisters as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back.
The play was first presented at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, in April 2014.
Performances at The Minack Theatre, Monday 25th – Friday 29th June 2018 (20:00 plus matinees at 14:00 on Tuesday and Thursday)
This amateur production of “Sense and Sensibility (Swale)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.