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Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park (13th May 2016)

Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park

Hotbuckle Productions are performing Jane Austen’s classic, Emma at Severn Valley Country Park as part of their national tour.

The company, based in Shrewsbury, excels at adapting classic novels and re-telling the stories with humour and emotion, to make them accessible to everyone.

In this production, Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition. She’s also a bit of a meddler. After her governess is married to the kindly Mr Weston (at Emma’s instigation of course), Miss Woodhouse’s path in life is clear. She must become a matchmaker.

But as her interfering gets out of hand and events spiral beyond her control, it may be time for Emma to question her judgement. Gently advised by childhood friend Mr Knightley, can Emma untangle the web she’s spun? And what does she truly know of her own heart?

This new adaptation by director Adrian Preater, is an entertaining version of Austen’s book and it brings to life the many characters within the story. The cast skilfully share the 12 main roles switching between characters effortlessly with the change of a shawl or bonnet, accent or gesture. Added to this the story moves along with the inventive use of live music throughout. The witty script and comedic timing of the cast will ensure it will be an enjoyable evening for the audience.

Visitor Centre Manager, Susie Comaish says, ‘We are very excited for Hotbuckle to be visiting us again this summer. Their adaptation of ‘Emma’ has been receiving excellent reviews at they have toured the country.’

Performance will be held on Friday 3rd June in the beautiful grounds of Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley, WV15 6NG. Gates at 6.30pm with the show starting at 7.30pm.The performance is 2hours 25mins (including interval). Visitors are invited to bring low backed chairs and a picnic to add to their enjoyment of this production. The teashop will be open for refreshments.

Tickets are Adult £12 Concession £10 Child £6. Ticket are available by calling 01746 781 192 and will also be available on the night.