Written by Jane Austen, adapted by David Penrose

November 2022

Directed by David Penrose

AuthorJane Austen

Jane Austen


'Emma' is Jane Austen at her lightest and wittiest. The brilliant and beautiful Emma believes herself to have an unerring gift for matchmaking. So why do her attempts at engineering marriages between her friends and acquaintances invariably end in disaster? Could it be because she claims herself to be impervious to love? Which, of course, she isn't!

The Bench Production

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This play will be staged at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre (formerly Havant Arts Centre), East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977.



Director David Penrose
Stage Manager
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Lighting Operation
Sound Operation
Set Design
Set Painting
Rehearsal Prompt
Flyer Design
Programme Editor

Director's Notes

David Penrose


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