Sense and Sensibility : The Musical

book and lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow, music by Neal Hampton 17 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024
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presented by Surrey Opera

A stunning new musical, based on the novel by Jane Austen.

Austen’s delicately observed and sophisticated cautionary tale of the disadvantages of both emotional excess and emotional restraint finishes (of course) with the happiest of happy endings.  Surrey Opera gave the UK first performance back in May, 2023.

We are sure the whole family will enjoy this lively and colourful musical treatment of a year in the life of the Dashwood sisters, as they negotiate the difficulties of a sudden reduction in their circumstances and in their prospects of a marriage approved of by ‘Society’.

Set in the elegant world of Regency London and Devonshire, Marianne’s romantic but ultimately unwise attachment to the rakish Willoughby and Elinor’s selflessly denied love for Edward Ferrars both fall foul of small-minded disapproval and financial obligation before a dénouement of unexpected revelations.

Cast
Elinor Dashwood - Megan Bowen
Marianne Dashwood - Eleanor Rosser-Smyth
Edward Ferrars - Dafydd Allen 
Colonel Brandon -
John Faal
John Willoughby - Benoît Déchelotte
Lucy Steele - Elora Rose Ledger
Mrs Jennings - Alexandra Cowell
Sir John Middleton - Giles Davies
Mrs Dashwood - Deidre Biasini
Fanny Dashwood - Louisa Alice-Rose
John Dashwood - Julius Wills