Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed from Sunday 28 January to Sunday 11 March 2018. If you had already purchased tickets you will have been emailed directly with details.
While Wellington was battling his way across the peninsula with his ‘scum of the earth’ army and Lord Byron was scandalising polite society, Jane Austen was apparently happy to write of “three or four families in a country village”.
After sell out nights across the UK, OW, and star of the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Adrian Lukis invites you to spend a magical evening celebrating Jane Austen; her life, loves, political ideas and her most memorable characters. Set in the magnificent Waterloo Hall at Wellington College, Austen’s extraordinary gift as a writer will be looked at in the context of her life and times and we will see that, far from being a cosy writer of romantic fiction, she was at the heart of the war of ideas that was engulfing Europe. Featuring extracts from well-loved favourite Jane Austen classics, this memorable evening will include an introduction by historian Catherine Curzon, animated duologues and conversations from Caroline Langrishe (Judge John Deed, Lovejoy) and Adrian Lukis (Mr Wickham in the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, Peak Practice).
Enjoy the comic absurdity of the Dashwood’s, heartfelt passion of Wentworth and Anne and the charming duplicity of the notorious Mr Wickham. In addition, there will be enchanting Regency era musical entertainment from soprano Rosie Lomas and harpist Camilla Pay, giving us a glimpse into the evocative sounds of Jane’s own household.
Booking is essential – tickets are very limited for this much anticipated event.
Open to pupils, staff, parents, OW’s and wider community (public)
£30 including a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink on arrival