9th September, 6.30pm
Illyria's production of Jane Austen's glorious social comedy has has toured throughout Europe, attracted critical acclaim and now, for one night only comes to Westwell.
In a whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane, thoughtful people - and they hate each other... Or do they?
If your idea of Jane Austen is stuffy costume drama, then this sparkling adaptation may make you change your mind. Bring a chair or a blanket and join us amongst the vines as the irrepressible Illyria bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, bitchy best.
We will aim to go ahead whatever the weather so please dress appropriately.
Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (including 20 minute interval)
Suitable for ages 8+.
Since 1991, Ilyria has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United States and Canada.
Illyria has also won four international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous 5-star and Critics' Choice reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to Shakespeare's plays, and the refreshing originality of its English classics adaptations and Gilbert & Sullivan performances.
Illyria's mission is simply stated: to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see. It works closely with Equity to ensure that all its actors are paid a fair living wage and treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.