It has been a while since my last post! Living in Ontario, we have been under a tight lockdown, which doesn’t leave much opportunity for new adventures to share with you. Luckily I am now fully vaccinated (yay)! Fingers crossed that travelling and live theatre will soon be back on the table! Until theatre doors open and seats can be filled again, we still have virtual theatre…
I am beyond excited to announce that I am cast in Theatre Bacchus‘s virtual production of Jane Austen’s ‘The Watsons’ adapted by Kathryn Attwood! This radio show is running on the weekends of August 6 and 13.
A bit about the show…
Emma Watson, raised in luxury by a wealthy aunt and destined to be an heiress, is forced to return, penniless, to her impoverished birth family. And what a family! You’ll meet chauvinistic brother Robert and his appalling social-climbing wife, Jane; garrulous spinster Elizabeth and man-mad Margaret. Not to mention their curmudgeonly pseudo-invalid father and eccentric family retainer, Nanny! With no option but to join her hilariously unsuccessful sisters in their hunt for husbands, Emma soon comes to the attention of charming local playboy Tom Musgrave, his suspiciously shy friend Lord Osborne, along with Lord Osborne’s former tutor-turned-clergyman, Mr Howard. But the path of true love runs anything but smooth and it is a local scandal that finally paves the way for Emma’s – and her family’s – future happiness.
This show has been described as a ‘sparkling adaptation’ of Austen’s work, critics praised this ‘sharp and witty’ script and its ‘beautifully differentiated characters’!
Tickets for this Canadian Premiere are only $10 per household and include a pre-show podcast about Jane Austen with a beautiful musical performance! Grab your tickets now at theatrebacchus.com! Ticket holders can expect to receive a link at showtime (7:30 pm ET), and will only have access to that performance for the following 48 hours!