An Evening with Jane Austen

"A love of the theatre is so general, an itch for acting so strong..."

An Evening with Jane Austen offers the opportunity to spend a magical evening in the company of Jane's most memorable characters from the comic absurdity of the Dashwoods, to the heartfelt passion of Wentworth and Anne, not to mention the charming duplicity of the notorious Mr Wickham!

Performing duologues from Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield ParkNorthanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion, Caroline Langrishe (Lovejoy) and Adrian Lukis (Pride and Prejudice) bring Jane's timeless writing effortlessly to life. These respected performers are accompanied by vocalists and musicians whose interpretations of 18th century and regency-era music give audiences a glimpse into the evocative sounds of Jane's own household.

An Evening with Jane Austen has been performed to sell-out audiences at The Masonic Hall and Assembly Rooms in Bath, Godmersham Park, former home of Jane's brother, Edward Austen Knight and most recently at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with a surprise guest appearance by Benjamin Whitrow (Pride and Prejudice's Mr Bennet). Musical accompaniment has been provided by English National Opera alumnus, Rosie Lomas, World Harp Festival and BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist, Camilla Pay, award-winning and twice Guildhall Artist Fellowship winner, Katarzyna Kowalik. and internationally recognised performer Valeria Kurbatova.

About the Evening

An Evening with Jane Austen offers a unique opportunity for collaboration between sites of historic interest, performers and audiences, bringing together beautiful surroundings, iconic literature and an enchanting theatrical experience. If you are interested in hosting a performance in your venue, please do get in touch and we will be pleased to work with you!

A Taste of the Evening

In Rehearsal

At the Victoria and Albert Museum

Click to view larger images from the Victoria and Albert Museum performance of An Evening with Jane Austen, held in the magnificent Norfolk House Music Room.

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Additional photography copyright © Julia Grantham, 2016.


  1. So thrilled to be going to the performance at the V&A, Catherine.

    1. I can't wait to see you there; I think it'll be a fantastic night!