Sense and Sensibility
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Canberra Theatre Centre presents State Theatre Company South Australia’s
Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen
FROM THE EDUCATION OFFICER:
Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen on theatrical steroids. In the hands of the State Theatre Company Ensemble it will be a night at the theatre that you won’t want to miss.
The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage.
But reduced social circumstances do not lead to a reduction in troubles of the heart. Suitors circle and gossip swirls as all of the Dashwoods try to find their place in the world.
Jane Austen’s masterpiece is a precision guided literary missile of wit and warmth. In playwright Kate Hamill she’s found her theatrical match as verve and invention is brought to bear on the Dashwood’s every move.
Term 2, Week 5
Friday 1 June, 11am with Post Show Q&A
135 minutes, including interval.
$25.00 each student for group bookings of 15 or more (with one teacher/minder free of charge for every 15 bookings).
For booking queries, please contact the Box Office
P: (02) 6275 2700
For education resources, please contact Education Officer Peter Van Rijswik
P: (02) 6243 5700