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Lady Susan
By Jane Austen

Next Best Thing productions - Lady Susan by Jane Austen

20th October 2006
St Oswald’s Church, Sheffield

Cast:
Zoë English
Beth Hardy
Dan Sumption
Julia Pegg
Claire Boulter
Pete Kennedy
Sophie Millward
Alex Gill

Music Performed by Alex Gill

Produced by Will Bird, Jenny Careless and John Rush

Directed by Will Bird

 

Lady Susan Vernon, an attractive and ruthless widow, packs off her teenage daughter to London to prepare her for marriage to a dim and shallow aristocrat. Meanwhile she descends on the family of her late husband’s brother where she sets her sights on a dashing younger man – all the while keeping another affair on the go. However, Lady Susan’s plans go awry when her distraught daughter unexpectedly turns up…

A fully cast reading of this sublime and witty novel of letters from the queen of English romantic comedy, performed in the atmospheric surroundings of St Oswald’s Church.  A night of nonsense and insensibility with some real Regency rogues led by Zoë English’s stunning turn as the witty and scandalous Lady Susan and the brilliant Beth Hardy as her respectable adversary, Mrs Catherine Vernon.

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Directing Lady Susan        Writing Lady Susan

 

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