My dear fellow, you simply must attend the latest Jane Austen adaptation. It is excessively diverting. The novel and subsequently the stage play are both highly satirical of other (inferior) writers. A spirited cast of players is delightful but top praise goes to Eva Feiler as our heroine Catherine Morland. She is ever so ‘jolly-hockey sticks’ as a girl wrapped up in cheap horror novellas who longs for adventure and expects to find skeletons in every closet. I won’t tell you whether the beautiful heroine and handsome lead end up happily ever after, just to say that I couldn’t have liked it more!
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 21 February 2017
March 27, 2017