THE WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION OF JANE AUSTEN’S ROMANTIC COMEDY OF MANNERS
FEATURING THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2017 CITADEL/BANFF CENTRE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM
Sense and Sensibility
Adapted by Tom Wood
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Bob Baker
A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England between 1792 and 1797, and portrays the life and loves of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, sisters who respectively represent the “sense” and “sensibility” of the title. When their father passes away, leaving all his money to his first wife’s son, his second wife and her daughters are left with no permanent home and very little income.
Tom Wood’s highly acclaimed adaptations include A Christmas Carol, The Three Musketeers, Vanya, Pride and Prejudice, Servant of Two Masters and Peter Pan.
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12+
April 22 – May 14, 2017 - Shoctor Theatre
Sir John Middleton – JULIEN ARNOLD
Henry Dashwood – STEVE COOMBES
Elizabeth Dashwood – BELINDA CORNISH
Mrs. Jennings – ROBIN CRAIG
Edward Ferrars – PATRICK DODD
Colonel Brandon – STEPHEN GARTNER
Marianne Dashwood – JULIA GUY
Fanny Ferrars – KRISTIN JOHNSTON
Margaret Dashwood – EMILY SIOBHAN McCOURT
John Willoughby – MATT O’CONNOR
Lucy Steele – KATIE RYERSON
Robert Ferrars/Thomas – ADAM SANDERS
Elinor Dashwood – MADISON WALSH
John Dashwood – JAMIE WILLIAMS
Director – Bob Baker
Set and Costume Designer – Leslie Frankish
Lighting Designer – Stancil Campbell
Sound Designer – Owen Hutchinson
Composer – Allan Gilliland
Assistant Director – Kristen Finlay
Dramaturg – Joshua Wickard
Stage Manager – Michelle Chan
Assistant Stage Manager – Sang-Sang Lee
Apprentice Stage Manager – Lore Green
Julia Guy on how the novel compares to the stage adaptation.
Belinda Cornish discusses the English nostalgia of Sense and Sensibility.
Actor Matt O’Connor describes his character, John Willoughby.
Actor Patrick Dodd describes his character, Edward Ferrars.
Actor Julia Guy talks about her character, Marianne Dashwood.
Actor Belinda Cornish describes the basic plot of Sense & Sensibility.
Designer Leslie Frankish and Director Bob Baker work with the Maquette in preparation for Sense & Sensibility.