Monday, August 06, 2012

'Emma' by Jane Austen, adapted by Laura Turner

6 August 2012

Two years ago we made the short journey to the gardens of Woburn Abbey to see an outdoor performance of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Chapterhouse Theatre Company (reviewed here in July 2010). Last year we returned to Woburn Abbey to see Chapterhouse’s adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (reviewed here in September 2011). And on Saturday we completed our hat-trick of Chapterhouse Jane Austen dramatisations at Woburn with ‘Emma’. Once again this production was adapted by Laura Turner and I think this this show was the best of the three. It was certainly the funniest. Clara Edmonds was an excellent Emma and Grace Scott’s Harriet Smith displayed a wonderfully entertaining range of facial expressions and double-takes but Liam Webster and Vicky Album stole the show in their gloriously over-the-top portrayals of Mr Elton and Miss Bates.

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