Austen at Renishaw

Sense and Sensibility being performed by Chapterhouse at Renishaw
Sense and Sensibility being performed by Chapterhouse at Renishaw

OPEN-AIR specialists Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be laying on an evening of Regency wonderment at Renishaw Hall on Sunday with a production of Sense and Sensibility.

Adapted by Laura Turner from the novel by Jane Austen the story follows sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they make their first forays into the excitingly decadent world of 18th century high society, falling in love, making mistakes and experiencing heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

It starts at 6.30pm but the grounds will open at 5.30pm for picnics. Renishaw wine will be available to buy.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is on its 12th season of touring open-air theatre at some of the most beautiful country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland.

From a first year of performances at some 30 venues with Romeo and Juliet in 2000, the company has established itself as one of the most successful touring companys in the country. In addition to Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Taming of The Shrew together - it has tackled classic works such as The Mystery Plays and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

In 2011 Chapterhouse is performing in more than 100 of Britain and Ireland’s most beautiful and idyllic garden settings, such as Woburn Abbey, Savill Gardens and Fountains Abbey, touring a repertoire of five productions.