by ZOE COOPER inspired by the novel by JANE AUSTEN directed by TESSA WALKER
A co-production with Octagon Theatre Bolton, the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough and Theatre by the Lake
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of any sort of … disappointed love
Catherine Morland (Rebecca Banatvala) knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz (AK Golding), to her friends – and so Cath’s very own adventure begins.
Zoe Cooper returns to the OT following the hit premieres of Jess and Joe Forever and Out of Water. Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original with her unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.
“A small play with a big heart, a romantic comedy that’s genuinely funny and unexpectedly powerful” Evening Standard on Jess and Joe Forever at the OT
“Whatever it is that distinguishes rare writing talent, Zoe Cooper has got it” The Guardian on Out of Water at the OT
OT On Screen
The play will also be available to watch online from home via OT On Screen.
Available to stream on demand at a time that suits you anytime between 7.30pm BST on 21 May 2024 and 11.59pm BST on 24 May 2024 BOOK HERE
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Mon – Sat 7.30pm (Wed 24 Jan at 7pm)
Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from Thu 25 Jan)
Members’ and Patrons’ Evening
Tue 30 Jan 7.30pm
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Post-show discussion led by the OT
Admission is free with your ticket to the performance.
Audio Described performance
Tue 13 Feb 7.30pm
Wed 14 Feb 7.30pm
Relaxed & Distanced performance
Tue 20 Feb 7.30pm
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Under 30s £15 tickets on all seats for all performances – subject to availability.
£15 access tickets – find out more
£15 tickets available for members of theatre unions and guilds
Director Tessa Walker
Designer Hannah Sibai
Lighting Designer Matt Haskins
Sound Designer Holly Khan
Movement Director Jonnie Riordan
Assistant Director Namoo Chae Lee