LOCAL student company Charlotte Productions take up residence in The Vaults on Merchant Street tomorrow, to preview their latest production, Tales of Correction.
Four months before the company take the piece to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, Capital audiences get a sneak preview of the one hour adaptations of two of Austen’s most popular works.
Producer Tanja Jacobs says, “This double bill spans almost all of Austen’s works. Opening with Mansfield Presents, a reworked version of our 2013 Fringe offering based on Mansfield Park, it continues with Love & Friendship, which we premiered earlier this year, and draws on a piece of Austen’s earliest work, which takes a more satirical and ironic approach to period drama.”
While Mansfield Presents takes a fresh look at some of the characters in Austen’s later novel, following one day in the life of Fanny Price, as the young people prepare to stage a theatrical display in their father’s absence, Love & Friendship features a collection of unlikely incidents, from carriage crashes and multiple deaths to shocking arrests and fainting fits.
“In bringing the two works together we are able to see the huge range that Austen’s work has to offer,” says Jacobs.
“We can also take the chance to introduce audiences to a piece by the young Austen that is as high-spirited and ridiculous now as it was 220 years ago.”
Tales of Correction, The Vault, Merchant Street, tomorrow and Sunday, 7.30pm, £10, www.xtspro.com