Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park at the Grand Theatre Blackpool
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park brought to vivid life in recent adaptations starring Billie Piper, Frances O’Conner and Johnny Lee Miller finds a new incarnation in this acclaimed production from the very last Regency-era theatre in the country, The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
Directed by Colin Blumenau, this sharply drawn adaptation of one of Austen’s most challenging novels premiered to critical and popular acclaim last year, and the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to be able to bring this spell-binding production to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
Unceremoniously uprooted from her humble family home, intelligent young Fanny Price is dropped into the bustling, aristocratic household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, where she finds herself buffeted from one crisis to the next in the company of her cousins and their well-to-do friends. Yet throughout this turmoil one thing remains a constant