A retelling of a classic love story with the words of Jane Austen and the music of Carl Davis. Created to honour the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death in 2017, this promises to be an unusually intimate performance of the beloved author’s most famous work – one of the most popular novels of all time. The enduring story of the romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy will be read, in a drawing-room setting, in much the same way that Jane herself first read the story aloud to the Austen family and their closest friends. And weaving around those words will be Carl Davis’ magical score from the much loved BBC TV drama series of the 1990s, performed by two of the UK’s most sought after musicians: pianist Ashley Wass, and violinist Matthew Trusler.
Joining them on stage as the Narrator for this performance will be the acclaimed BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winning actress Hayley Mills. Hayley shot to fame as a child actress in the late 1950’s working on classic films such as Pollyanna, The Parent Trap and Whistle Down the Wind. In a career spanning more than 50 years she continues to perform in film, television and onstage. We are very excited to welcome her to Lichfield.
Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Friday 14 July, 8pm