Emma in the Garden at Jane Austen's House Museum

Mon 02/05/16 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Jane Austen’s House Museum welcomes Foot in the Door Theatre Company to perform scenes from Jane Austen’s novel Emma in the garden at the Museum.
Emma was the fourth and last of Jane Austen’s novels published in her lifetime and was written entirely at the house in Chawton which is now a Museum to the author’s life and work.
During the day scenes will be performed every half hour between 11.00am & 4.00pm. The company will perform highlights from the book such as the infamous Box Hill picnic, and the very unexpected proposal from Mr Elton. Some scenes will be performed more than once.
Audiences are not expected to sit and watch for the whole day but are invited to dip in and out, to visit the Museum between scenes and to enjoy their own picnics in the gardens (weather permitting!). The scenes will move indoors to the Museum Learning Centre if the weather is poor.
This event is a part of the Museum’s celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Emma which have included a number of exhibitions, events and learning activities taking place including the current exhibition, ‘Emma in Print’ which features the first edition copy of the novel dedicated and presented to The Prince Regent by the author.
There is no additional charge for the performance of Emma which is included in Museum Admission.