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Wed 07 Jun 2023 - Sat 24 Jun 2023

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.


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.

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. 

Venue Details

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.heath1@gmail.com for waiting list enquiries 


20 JUN          ST MARY BOURNE Recreation Ground - BOOK ONLINE

21 JUN          FINCHAMPSTEAD The Leas Ground - SOLD OUT - Email bevfinchpark@hotmail.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

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)