Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

2nd July – 18th August 2024
Presented by OVO and Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
A new adaptation by Frances Poet
Directed by Adam Nichols
Location The Roman Theatre
Tickets £12.50 – £29.50

Marianne Dashwood, wild and impulsive, falls dangerously in love with the charming but roguish John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo.

Whilst Marianne wears her heart on her sleeve, Elinor suffers her own private heartbreak but conceals her true feelings, even from those closest to her.

Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?

One of English literature’s most beloved classics is given a contemporary makeover in a fresh and funny adaptation by award winning Scottish playwright Frances Poet.

Show Imagery - At the Roman Theatre

Press Reviews For Sense And Sensibility

“A beautiful, light-touch production.”
– The Scotsman (4 Stars)


“Contemporary mores are there too in Pippa Murphy’s sound design and
Adam Morris’ musical arrangements, which punctuate each scene with
lounge bar piano versions of latter day pop songs…These musical interludes fit in perfectly with Nick Trueman’s pillar lined set,”
– The Herald (4 Stars)


 “[Writer, Frances] Poet retains as much of Austen’s language as is possible within the limitations of a stage production and Nichols brings his usual vision to directing it.”
– The Herts Advertiser


” …with Frances Poet’s outstanding adaptation, the talented cast and technical crew, this production of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ is a must-see show.”
– The St Albans Times


” A fun and charming evening with enough sense (and sensilbity) to ground it.”
– Salterton Arts Review (4 Stars)


Sense and Sensibility cast announcement image

This production can also be seen at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 21st June – 27th September. To book tickets for Pitlochry, click the button below.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The venue


The Roman Theatre of Verulamium
Bluehouse Hill, St Albans AL3 6AE

Additional Information

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Book Tickets

12th August
Monday 7:30pm £15.50 - £24.50
13th August
Tuesday 7:30pm £15.50 - £24.50
14th August
Wednesday 7:30pm £15.50 - £24.50
16th August
Friday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
17th August
Saturday 2:30pm £15.50 - £24.50
Saturday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
18th August
Sunday 6:00pm £15.50 - £29.50

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