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'Emma' by Jane Austen. Adapted by Paula K. Parker

New Era Players present ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen, adapted by Paula K. Parker

One of Jane Austen's most-loved novels has been adapted for stage to create a vibrant play which retains the essence of Austen’s wit.

The plot centres around the wealthiest young lady in Highbury, Emma Woodhouse, who fancies herself as a skilled matchmaker, based on her belief that she brought together her former governess and a local squire, Mr Weston. She takes under her wing a young girl, Harriet Smith, who has many personal attractions but is of ‘questionable’ birth. Emma believes that she can find Harriet a more eligible match than the worthy farmer, Mr Martin, who has already offered Harriet his hand in marriage. Much of the ensuing drama revolves around the many misunderstandings and missteps such matchmaking involves. Emma’s machinations are observed by her oldest friend, Mr Knightley, who thoroughly disapproves of her meddling.
The New Era Players present ‘Emma’ on Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th March, then Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th, and Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd March 2024 at the New Era Theatre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6NU. Tickets are £12 each and are available online at ticketsource.co.uk/new-era-players. For other enquiries, email the Box Office at boxoffice@neweraplayers.org or call 07919 916009. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
New Era Theatre, St George’s Centre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 6NU
Thu 14 Mar to Sat 16 Mar, Mon 18 Mar, Tue 19 Mar, Thu 21 Mar to Sat 23 Mar
Contact telephone: 07919 916009 Call to check latest times or cancellations.