My new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma marks the bicentennial of Austen’s death with a UK tour in 2017. My fourth Austen adaptation (after Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Mansfield Park) will open in Leatherhead on 25th May. The production will then play for a week at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford (w/c 29th May), Theatre Royal, Bath (w/c 5th June), Harrogate Theatre (w/c 12th June, Monday-Wednesday only), Oxford Playhouse (w/c 19th June), Festival Theatre Malvern (w/c 26th June) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (w/c 3rd July). Austen’s comedy about Emma Woodhouse’s matchmaking schemes and her attempt to avoid love is a tremendous romp (it’s considered her masterpiece by many) and migrates beautifully onto the stage. I’ve adapted it for 7 actors. Colin Blumenau will direct its premiere production. Colin directed tours of my adaptation of Mansfield Park in 2012 and 2013 and did a brilliant job, so I’m delighted to entrust Emma to him.
For further information on the 2017 tour please contact my agent and Emma’s producer Colin Blumenau at: [email protected] or phone Colin on +44 (0)203 290 0204 or +44 (0)7748 644308