Poor Blake Ritson has had to make his excuses and cannot now attend the evening in Chawton on Saturday the 9th April (which is this coming Saturday) as he is now committed to a days filming. But the good news is that Charity Wakefield will be able to attend in his stead and therefore this will be a marvellous opportunity to meet two of the Dashwood sisters as they were portrayed in the latest BBC adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

Hattie Morahan, shown below in her role as Elinor……

and Charity Wakefield, shown below portraying Marianne

will be meeting everyone  for a pre-performance gathering in the new Learning Centre at the Museum from 7 p.m., and then  they will give a talk followed by a question and answer session at Chawton village Hall. They are both marvellous actors and I’m sure this opportunity to put questions to the Dashwood sisters about their roles, and how they enjoyed playing and interpreting the differences  between the sisters etc  will be one not to miss. The two sisters and their relationships are one of the most interesting aspects of Sense andSensibility to me,and therefore this really is an opportunity not to be missed.

Tickets cost  £17.50 each,  concessions £15.00 (to include pre-performance glass of wine). Under 16 tickets will cost £10.00 each.

Places are very limited so please do telephone the museum to book on  01420 83262 as soon as possible to secure your place.