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Mansfield Park – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director – Colin Blumenau Writer – Jane Austen Adaptor –Tim Luscombe Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3.5] Adapting any of Jane Austen’s novels for the stage is quite an “ask”. She’s the mistress of tacit irony and the suppressed inner life – neither of which translate easily into a play. And Mansfield Park, with its Cinderella heroine Fanny Price, defined by her ...

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Mansfield Park – Rose Theatre, Kingston

Writer: Jane Austen, adapted by Tim Luscombe Director: Colin Blumneau Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:4] This review begins with a confession. I have never read or seen Mansfield Park. I mention this not to give myself a badge of honour or stupidity, but because I suspect there are lots of other people in the same boat as me. If you’re one ...

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Mansfield Park- Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: Jane Austen Adaptor: Tim Luscombe Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:3.0] Mansfield Park is one of Jane Austen’s lesser known books. Using her classic formula we are treated to yet another tale of morals and love from the spinster daughter of a Hampshire country Rector. Witty and well observed, we are treated to the rituals of courtship while ...

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Mansfield Park – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Jane Austen Adaptor: Tim Luscombe Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [Rating:4] This cleverly adapted version of Mansfield Park underscores the universal truth that Jane Austen is no writer of simpering love stores but a purveyor of pure acid.Most of the main characters are shackled by snobbery and driven by self-interest. Conformity and a sense of duty are the ...

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Mansfield Park – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Jane Austen Adaptor: Tim Luscombe Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4.5]   Adaptations of classic dramas can sometimes miss the mark and get lost in translation. Tim Luscombe’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Manfield Park is the exception to the rule. This adaptation hits the target roundly on the bullseye. The language and characters are brought to life ...

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Mansfield Park – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Jane Austen Adapter: Tim Luscombe Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:4] Accustomed as we are these days to excellent period drama on mainstream TV, is it possible to capture the essence and heart of a book like Mansfield Park in an evening at the theatre, or does the format leave us wanting more? Mansfield Park tells the story ...

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Lover’s Vows – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Elizabeth Inchbald Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4.5]   Slap bang in the middle of the Theatre Royal’s very popular run of Mansfield Park the actors from the show perform a script in hand performance of Lovers’ Vows. This play is best known as the play within Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. The play is a blend of romantic ...

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Mansfield Park – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: Tim Luscombe from Jane Austen Director: Colin Blumenau Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   A couple of hundred years may have passed since Jane Austen penned Mansfield Park but, despite the period costume and one would hope dated social customs, the struggles faced seem oddly topical. Romantic intrigue, social stigmata and a desire for self-improvement resonate as much today as ...

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