This inventive and intelligent outdoor production in our beautiful gardens, reveals a fresh perspective on Jane Austen’s classic romance.
When young Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy cousins, she quickly grows from a timid child into a clever, witty young woman with a fine moral compass. At Mansfield Park, Fanny meets the frivolous Crawfords. They introduce her to a world of reckless flirtation, unrequited love and decadence.
As their antics escalate, Fanny is led further astray until her uncle’s departure to visit his plantation in Antigua. Forced to confront the source of her family’s wealth and its true cost, Fanny must ask some difficult questions. Where does she belong? Will she ever find love? And what does it take to be the heroine of your own life?
In collaboration with Two Gents Productions, the Watermill’s Mansfield Park fuses European regency with a Trans-Atlantic chorus for a fresh take on Jane Austen’s classic and an honest look at our colonial past.
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Running Time: approximately 2 hour and 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Guidance on Content: Some strong language, historical racist language and themes of slavery.
Outdoor seating is provided and patrons may wish to bring a cushion.
In the event of rain the performance will still go ahead so please dress accordingly.
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 8 July at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm, described by Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove
Over to You: Two Gents will take you through a playful approach to exploring classic texts, sharing tools to challenge world views to create exciting and dynamic new work. This workshop takes place on Saturday 8 July, 11am - 1pm. Cost £20 (£15 for show ticket holders). Book here.
Post Matinee Q&A on Saturday 8 July
Food and Drink
Enjoy a freshly prepared two-course meal before Mansfield Park in our Riverside Restaurant. Browse our menu below here and visit our Food & Drink page to make a reservation.
Adaptors and Directors: Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier
Designer: Louise Worrall
Lighting Designer: Ciaran Cunningham
Sound Designer and Composer: Holly Khan
Movement Director: Gavin Vincent
Fanny Price, Chorus, (Voice Captain)
Black Love (Kiln Theatre), Girl from the North Country (Gielgud Theatre, West End)
Aunt Norris, Mary Crawford, Mary Prince
Sir Thomas Bertram, Chorus
The Doctor (Duke of York’s Theatre, West End), Three Sisters (National Theatre)
Edmund Bertram, Mr Price, Chorus, (DJ)
Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (Chichester Festival Theatre), Boy (Almeida Theatre)
Julia Bertram, Sir Thomas Bertram, Henry Crawford
Mr Rushworth, Mrs Price, Chorus
The Magician’s Elephant (Royal Shakespeare Theatre), My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre)
Mariah Bertram, Sir Thomas Bertram, Susan Price
Jane Austen, Chorus
Running With Lions (Lyric Hammersmith/Talawa Theatre Company), Doctor Who (BBC)