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From the days of old, when women wore beautiful and gracious costumes, often a jacket-like bodice with a petticoat and elbow length sleeves accompanied by shoes with high, curved heels made of fabric or leather, comes the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility.

This 2 hour and 15-minute adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel by Kate Hammil, is set to be something quite different and is stated to be 'on theatrical steroids'.

sense and sensibility, jane austen, Adelaide festival centre, dunstan theatre, Geordie brookman, includes Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtrey, Rashidi Edward, Dale March, Nathan O'Keefe, Anna Steen
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The story begins with the newly widowed Mrs Dashwood moving herself and her three daughters from their loved family home to a very modest cottage under greatly reduced circumstances. However, this does not lead to a likewise reduction in troubles of the heart for these three very special young ladies. As suitors circle and gossips swirl, the Dashwood family tries to find their place in the world and this very different environment from what they are accustomed.

Directed by Geordie Brookman, the cast includes Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtrey, Rashidi Edward, Dale March, Nathan O'Keefe and Anna Steen.

Showing at the Dunstan Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road, Adelaide from Friday 4 May to Saturday 26 May 2018, shows times vary with performances at 6.30 pm or 8 pm most nights and some matinees. Performance times and dates are available at the website.

An Auslan interpreted performance will be held on Sunday 20 May 2018 at 3 pm with the performance translated live from the side of the stage.

Audio described performances will be held on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 6.30 pm and Saturday 26 May 2018 at 2 pm. These performances, specifically designed for people who are blind or have low vision will provide an audio description of the play. Those attending audio described performances are invited to join a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, one hour prior to the play. Also included is a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available a few days prior to the performance.

Captioned performances will be held on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 11 am and 6.30 pm. These performances are designed to enhance the theatre experience for people with difficulty hearing. Text of the play is displayed on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.

Tickets are $74 adults, $64 concession (pensioner, senior, full-time student with ID, unemployed), $38 under 30s and $64 per person for groups of ten or more.

For bookings of 10 or more, please call BASS on 8205 2220 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm).

On street parking is available around the Adelaide Riverbank including North Terrace and Adelaide Oval. Discounted parking is available for Theatregoers at Wilson Adelaide Central Car Park, 225 North Terrace, Adelaide.
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Why? A great adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility.
When: 4 - 26 May 2018
Phone: 8205 2220
Where: Dunstan Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road, Adelaide
Cost: From $38 to $74
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