Chapterhouse’s Red House production is a real page turner

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Summer has arrived, and the Chapterhouse Theatre Company is making the most of the fine weather with an outdoor performance at Red House Museum in Gomersal.

The museum might be more closely associated with the Brontes, but it will actually be another female writer that the company will be celebrating. Jane Austen is one of the most widely read and beloved writers in English literature, her biting wit and social commentary have earned her a place in history and in our hearts.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of her novel Pride and Prejudice and so Chapterhouse will be performing its adaptation of this classic love story.

Origi nally entitled First Impressions, it was written between October 1796 and August 1797.

Sixteen years later, the revised and renamed manuscript, Pride and Prejudice, was finally published.Transcending the trends of time, 200 years later Pride and Prejudice still resonates with a modern audience as clearly as it would with that of its contemporaries.

The performance – which has been adapted by Laura Turner – will take place on Wednesday July 3 at the museum in Oxford Road.

Tickets £13.50 adults, £12 senior citizens, £9 children and students, £40 family. Contact Red House Museum. Bring your own seating but no tables please. The period gardens will be open from 6pm for viewing and picnicking.