• Fresh take on a classic comedy of manners
    Fresh take on a classic comedy of manners
    09 May 2018
    Category: Theatre

    State Theatre Company of South Australia returns to Geelong in June with a sparkling new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility.

    Adapted by Kate Hamill, the production is described as “Jane Austen on theatrical steroids” and promises an unforgettable night at the theatre.

    The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not lead to a reduction in troubles of the heart. Suitors circle and gossip swirls as all of the Dashwoods try to find their place in the world.

    Jane Austen’s masterpiece is a precision guided literary missile of wit and warmth. In playwright Kate Hamill she’s found her theatrical match as verve and invention is brought to bear on the Dashwood’s every move.

    Hamill is a New York based playwright and performer known for her innovative, contemporary adaptations of classic novel for the stage. 

    State Theatre Company of SA Artistic Director Georgie Brookman directs a talented ensemble of Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtry, Rashidi Edward, Lizzy Falkland, Dale March, Caroline Mignone, Nathan O’Keefe, Geoff Revell and Anna Steen.

    Presented as part of Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season, Sense and Sensibility comes to The Playhouse from June 7-9. Tickets are $69 or less. 

    Theatre Season packages of five or more shows are also available, offering significant savings on single ticket prices. For details and bookings go to gpac.org.au/2018 or ring the box office on 5225 1200.


    ‘Kate Hamill’s marvelous play is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic. Our Jane would have expressed her approval’ — TheaterScene.net

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