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Wed 28 Jun 2023 - Sat 08 Jul 2023

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. 

Tickets £25
Super Saver: Save £5 Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 1 July

Performance Information

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. 

Accessible Performances
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 8 July at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm, described by Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove

Join us...

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


Nicholle Cherrie

Fanny Price, Chorus, (Voice Captain)

Black Love (Kiln Theatre), Girl from the North Country (Gielgud Theatre, West End)

Anni Domingo

Aunt Norris, Mary Crawford, Mary Prince

 Sir Thomas Bertram, Chorus

The Doctor (Duke of York’s Theatre, West End), Three Sisters (National Theatre)

Duramaney Kamara

Edmund Bertram, Mr Price, Chorus, (DJ)

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (Chichester Festival Theatre), Boy (Almeida Theatre)

Wela Mbusi

Julia Bertram, Sir Thomas Bertram, Henry Crawford

Mr Rushworth, Mrs Price, Chorus

The Magician’s Elephant (Royal Shakespeare Theatre), My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre)

Velile Tshabalala

Mariah Bertram, Sir Thomas Bertram, Susan Price

Jane Austen, Chorus 

Running With Lions (Lyric Hammersmith/Talawa Theatre Company), Doctor Who (BBC)