Hampshire-based publishing and production company 2TimeTheatre is delighted to announce its cast for Meeting Miss Austen, which will be staged in July as part of this year’s Winchester Festival.
Winchester-based director Philip Glassborow said: “We’ve assembled a professional cast who are either all from Hampshire or who have strong ties to the area. Jane Austen’s roots were firmly in Hampshire and we were keen to reflect this in our casting.” He went on: “We’re also delighted that local composer and musician Louise Jordan, based in the New Forest, is joining us as our Musical Director. Jane Austen loved music and we want song and music to be an integral part of the show.”
The cast consists of acclaimed voice-over artist Jilly Bond who has family in Winchester, Portsmouth natives Peter McCrohon and David Parker, Southampton residents Jo Russel and Olivia Sarah Jayne Noyce, and Southampton Solent University Senior Lecturer, Maggie Tarver.
Local playwright Cecily O’Neill said: “I’ve taken Jane Austen’s teenage writings and turned them into three lively, comic plays which form the basis of Meeting Miss Austen. Her talent for creating memorable comic characters is already evident and I’m confident that our cast can more than do it justice.”
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Meeting Miss Austen, published May 2017, is Cecily O’Neill’s second collection of plays inspired by Jane Austen’s teenage depictions of love, money and drink. It will have its world premiere on 8 & 9 July at the Winchester Discovery Centre. Tickets £10 and £5 for 18s and under.
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2TimeTheatre is based in Winchester and exists to take classic or original stories, myths, novels, and poems, and re-imagine them for the stage. Young Jane – three plays based on Jane Austen’s Juvenilia by Cecily O’Neill (published September 2016), was the first publication in a series that includes Drinking with Dorothy – a Comedy in ten Scenes inspired by the work of Dorothy Parker.
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