Chapterhouse bring Sense and Sensibility to Belvedere

Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be coming to Mullingar with a production of Sense and Sensibility playing at Belvedere House Gardens and Park on Thursday June 15 at 7pm.

Theatre under the open sky is the perfect pastime for those long summer evenings, and audiences are welcome to relax with a picnic while they watch the show unfold.

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This timeless classic from Jane Austen follows the sisters as they fall in love and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to strike a balance between sense and sensibility.

Adapted for the stage by Laura Turner, Sense and Sensibility is a classic from master of satire Jane Austen. The story follows two sisters of the recently destitute Dashwood family; Elinor, possessed of good common sense, and Marianne, characterised by her emotional sensibilities.

Marianne must overcome adversity as her pursuit of the dashing John Willoughby is complicated by the interests of Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor finds herself in a romantic entanglement with clergyman Edward Ferrars. Austen’s trademark razor wit, aided by Turner’s deft adaptation, is on full display in this fresh take on the quintessential Regency romance.

Established in 1999, Chapterhouse Theatre Company is a critically acclaimed theatre company and has been touring for over twenty years. Specialising in open air Shakespeare, Classical literature, and family shows, Chapterhouse has recently embarked on a new venture of popular outdoor music concerts under the banner of 21st Century Events featuring, among other artists, tributes to ABBA, Queen, and Elton John.

The Company have performed at the UK and Ireland’s most stunning historic venues, working with the likes of The National Trust and English Heritage as well as many cathedrals and stately homes to bring classic stories to life into the perfect setting. Chapterhouse strives to create a unique experience whilst continuing to bring joy to new and returning audiences every year.