The
Watsons

by Laura Wade

Production synopsis Based on Jane Austen’s incomplete early novel ‘The Watsons’, Laura Wade dips beneath the surface to imagine what might have happened. The result is clever, playful and very funny. Characters boldly go in search of their own endings which delight, occasionally horrify but constantly entertain. As the play opens we meet a myriad of familiar Austen characters. Young women in search of a husband, flirtatious suitors, stuffy aristocrats, serious clergymen, dazzling army officers, formidable ladies of the manor, as well a precocious child. All familiar territory – but what happens when the writer loses the plot allowing the characters to introduce plans of their own, unrestricted by the conventional rules of fiction and the demands of Regency England. The dialogue sparkles, the costumes delight and as the plot unravels unexpected twists and turns keep us guessing what the final outcome ‘might or might not be’.

27 Apr

04 May

7:45pm


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Running Time

Approximate running time 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval.

Accessibility

We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact enquiries@thegwt.org.uk should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.

Theatre Credit

This amateur production of The Watsons is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

27 Apr

04 May

7:45pm


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Cast

Holly Shaw Emma Watson
Daniella Sanderson Elizabeth Watson
Emily Jackson Margaret Watson
Piers Newman Robert Watson
Sarah Tortell Mrs Robert
David Adams Mr Watson
Kellie Risby Nanny
Harry Higginson Tom Musgrave
Seb Fear Lord Osborne
Sallie Cross Lady Osborne
Lauren Patterson Miss Osborne
Ben Gaston Mr Howard
Dylan Egan Charles Howard
Huw Shearer Charles Howard
Sheila Bramley Mrs Edwards
David Adams Mr Edwards
Clare McNamara Servant/Laura
Dhiraj Sharma First Officer
Curtis Boylan Second Officer
Ryan Mullings Third Officer
Helen Gaston Ladies of the Town
Anna McNamara Ladies of the Town
Lois McNamara-Ledger Ladies of the Town

Crew

Pauline Armour Director
Hazel Vidler Stage Manager
Ellesse Cooke ASM
Maurice Tripp Set Design
Lindsay Dale Lighting Design/Operation
Phil Reynolds Lighting Design/Operation
Colin Goldberg Lighting Design/Operation
James McLeod Sound Design /Operation
Joan Alden Wardrobe
Jenny Barrett Wardrobe
Helen Gaston Props
TBC Build Manager
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