Well known Jane Austen book Emma has been given a theatrical makeover coming to Sutton Village Hall at the end of the month.
Hotbuckle Theatre Company based in Shropshire will be presenting the story about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance on Saturday November 28.
Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition. She’s also a bit of a meddler. After her governess is married to the kindly Mr Weston (at Emma’s instigation of course), Miss Woodhouse’s path in life is clear. She must become a matchmaker.
But as her interfering gets out of hand and events spiral beyond her control, it may be time for Emma to question her judgement. Gently advised by childhood friend Mr Knightley, can Emma untangle the web she’s spun?
And what does she truly know of her own heart?
The slick scene and costume changes and the humour have made them memorable productions.
The company is formed of four actors . They use simple sets and take on many roles in the novel.
Phil Lane from Sutton Village Hall said: “Sutton is privileged to have this company coming in its autumn tour.
“We are a small village and the company’s other venues are in town theatres or arts centres.
“It is guaranteed to be an amazing evening.”
Tickets, priced at £10, are available from Phil Lane on 01767 260041. The doors open at 7pm and the performance begins at 7.30pm. For more details visit www.hotbuckle.co.uk.