There’s no business like show business and each week we’re going to put one lucky listener in the spotlight by giving away a pair of tickets to a production at one of Worthing’s wonderful theatres.
The home of the very best shows on the touring circuit, and with something to suit all ages and theatrical tastebuds, at Worthing Theatres you can be assured of star treatment.
All you need to do is register your details below and then a winner will be drawn every Thursday. If your name is drawn then you’ll win the tickets for this weeks chosen show (shown below).
To find out more about what’s on at Worthing Theatres visit www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
This Week's Show is...
Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing. BN11 1LG
Friday March 21- 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.50, concessions £12.50, Friends of Worthing Theatres £11.50.
Box office: 01903 206 206 or online at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Rebecca Vaughan stars in one-woman play Austen’s Women at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre which gives voice to some of the most famous women in literature on March 21.
In a solo performance which uses only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan considers whether women’s romantic lives have altered since the novels were written, by revisiting some of the most rewarding moments from all six major novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma as well as lesser-known works such as Austen’s Juvenilia and the unfinished Sanditon.
The play includes scenes of high-comedy as well as pathos during which the souls of
Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other carefully-observed women are theatrically deconstructed. Divorced from their historical context and in the men who surround them, the women present a distillation of 19th century feminism and speak about love, friendship and improprieties.
Austen’s Women was a sell-out at Edinburgh Festival in 2009 and Adelaide Festival in 2010. It is adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Guy Masterson whose credits include Olivier Award winning play Morecambe.
The play has been created by Dyad Productions, a company which specialises in classic theatre with a contemporary twist, to appeal to both Austen-lovers as well as those new to the writer’s work.