Sense and Sensibility

A witty and physical adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic for 6 women to play 24 parts. It is full of comedian and actress Ashton’s trademark wit, sparkle and romance, as well as incisive social commentary, just as Austen intended. 

The relevance of a world dominated by housing insecurity, infectious respiratory illnesses and the lot of solo mothers, is just as pertinent now as in 1811.  This piece is pro women, pro laughter, pro love and pro cake. “For who can be sad when there is cake.” (Mrs Jennings) 

A recently widowed mother and her three daughters must move from their beloved home on the death of the patriarch to a far distant cottage in Devon. Their half-brother and his scheming wife deprive them of much financial comfort, so they find it with distant relatives and a cavalcade of colourful Devonian characters.  

Romances are kindled for both sisters, hurdles are thrown up, storms bring near death, and it all ends happily ever after... just when you least expect it. 

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” Jane Austen