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1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Duration: 6 Jul - 3 Aug
Location: Circa One
Price: $30 - $55
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Director Penny Ashton
Set and costume design Ian Harman
Producer Gavin Rutherford
Musical Director Gareth Farr

Cast: Adriana Calabrese, Lily Moore, Heather O’Carroll, Bronwyn Turei, Aimée Sullivan and Amy Tarleton

‘What point is there to life but to share one’s joys!’

A classic tale of sisters, suitors and losing your senses. Six spectacular women breathe life into 24 characters in this colourful romp through the British Regency period. Left destitute on their father’s death, sensible Elinor and madly passionate Marianne are seeking true love and happiness – but just what secrets are the gentlemen hiding behind their flannel waistcoats? Based on Jane Austen’s masterpiece, Sense and Sensibility is the latest rambunctious rewrite by Penny Ashton (Olive Copperbottom, Promise and Promiscuity) and is Ashton’s directorial debut. Austen fans and novices alike will delight in the hilarity, throbbing hearts and vivid theatricality of this bold production.

“Comedy is hard… – it’s serious stuff – and this is bloody funny.” Flat City Field Notes
“…Ashton’s adaptation is perfection”. Theatreview
“Instantly, we know we’re in good hands with her hilarious, and energising narrative.” Promise and Promiscuity, Dominion Post

5 Jul – 3 Aug
Circa One

Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
Prices: $30–$55
Runtime: 2.5 hours including 15 minutes intermission

Q&A night: Tuesday 9 July
Choose Your Price Night Wednesday 10 July: Tickets range from $15 – $65

Friendship Month

Click here to join Friends of Circa and receive 10% off your membership during Penny Ashton’s Sense and Sensibility show dates on at Circa 6 July – 3 August. Friends of Circa receive 2 show tickets for each performance at Circa for $38pp.

And this month, Friends of Circa can sign up as a Friend of Te Papa, and also receive the 10% discount on membership (normally $55.00) now $49.50, or a Dual or Family membership (normally $110) now $99.00.

And to further celebrate friendship month, Friends of Te Papa will be holding a special talk on “Directing shows during the era’s of Sense and Sensibility and The Tempestuous, featuring show director Penny Ashton. To sign up for this event please click here to book your seat. Friends of Te Papa members receive a 20% discount on event tickets.