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5 June 2018

Stirling Castle to stage Austen classic

Chapterhouse Theatre Company bring Sense and Sensibility to Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle will host a treat for Jane Austen fans and theatre-lovers alike this Sunday (10 June) as it becomes the atmospheric backdrop for a dramatic adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

Audiences can enjoy a magical night of theatre under the stars with Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s open-air production of Austen’s classic novel.

Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society, as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

Laura Gray, Assistant Events and Filming Manager at Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who manage Stirling Castle, said:

“We hope audiences will join us for what is sure to be a magical summer evening of theatre in the beautiful and historic setting of the Queen Anne Garden at Stirling Castle.”

Jake Reynolds of Chapterhouse Theatre Company said: “Chapterhouse Theatre Company is excited to bring the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility to one of Scotland’s most beautiful and historically important buildings. Stirling Castle has played a role in Scottish history time and time again, and will provide a stunning backdrop for an evening of theatre beneath the stars.”

Sense and Sensibility takes place from 7.30pm - 9.45pm on Sunday 10th June. Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets are available online and on the door.

Historic Scotland Members will receive a 10% discount when they login to the membership website to buy tickets.

For more information about events at Stirling Castle, visit our website.

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