Actors from Lovers’ Vows hamming it up on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh today for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park there is a part where the younger characters, left to their own devices by the absence of the master of the house, decide to put on Elizabeth Inchbald’s play Lovers’ Vows.
Some of the characters object, believing that Sir Thomas would disapprove of the subject matter of the play, which includes adultery. But they decide to go ahead, drawn in by the opportunity to flirt and show their affections.
Then Sir Thomas unexpectedly arrives home in the middle of a rehearsal…
Charlotte Productions present Lovers’ Vows – Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park re-imagined for the stage.
‘Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.’ In chapter 14 of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, the bored young people amuse themselves with some amateur dramatics. Join us as we look behind the curtain of the rehearsals; with Sir Thomas away, a play to perform, and so many charming gentlemen in the house, the strict rules of society might not be quite so easy to maintain.