This inventive and intelligent outdoor production 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.
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.
Please note advance booking closes at 3pm on the day of the performance. Tickets will be available on the door at the venue if not sold out.
7 - 8 JUN EAST GARSTON Village Hall
9 JUN SHRIVENHAM Memorial Hall
10 JUN GOODWORTH CLATFORD Village Club
12 JUN CHAWTON Jane Austen’s House
13 JUN BROAD HINTON The Crown
14 JUN COLD ASH, Acland Memorial Hall
15 JUN LONGPARISH Football Field
16 JUN KINTBURY The Old Vicarage - SOLD OUT
17 JUN STANTON HARCOURT Village Hall - SOLD OUT - call 07711704475 or email Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org for waiting list enquiries
19 JUN BRADFIELD VILLAGE HALL - BOOK ONLINE
20 JUN ST MARY BOURNE Recreation Ground - BOOK ONLINE
21 JUN FINCHAMPSTEAD The Leas Ground - SOLD OUT - Email email@example.com for waiting list enquiries
22 JUN SELBORNE Gilbert White's House - BOOK ONLINE
23 JUN ALDBOURNE The Old Manor - Call 07788570351. Also available at The Aldbourne Post Office, Café and Deli
24 JUN BRIMPTON Village Hall - BOOK ONLINE
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)