A new musical about Jane Austen launches a UK tour this month. Austen The Musical is a celebration of one of the best known British authors, taking audiences on a journey to discover the woman behind some of the best-known novels in English literature.
After success last summer, Chamber Opera Tours returns to London with its original musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved final novel Persuasion, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death and its publication. It’s on for one night only, as part of the Camden Fringe Festival, on Monday 31 July 2017.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife! It also seemed to be acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice had landed at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre this week, as a healthy house full of enthusiastic theatregoers packed the auditorium to see the popular period piece.
Chamber Opera Chicago, a professional not-for-profit opera company devoted to making great opera and musical theatre affordable, is excited to be performing its original musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s PERSUASION throughout the UK and Scotland this month, including a one-off performance at London’s Shaw Theatre on Wednesday 27 July 2016.
The resilience of the Chamber Opera of Chicago is never in doubt as the company stick at their operetta adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion to the end, working hard to bring in at just under three hours.
Seen in preview at the Assembly Rooms, where it has three full performances (Friday 7 – Sunday 9 August 2015), Persuasion has all the feel of a piece which has found its spiritual home.