REVIEW: Northanger Abbey at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
- Credit: Archant
Jane Austen may have passed away 200 years ago, but her works still provide great entertainment and none more so than this superb adaptation by Tim Luscombe for the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.
This opening night was packed and it will be going on national tour into May 2017.
There is such an array of interesting characters with differing agendas, but the main theme being man seeks woman, and woman seeks man.
Of course the complications are the social class but more importantly the financial aspect.
These traits were conveyed in a humorous vein with chuckles from the audience throughout.
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What a delightful character Catherine proved to be and the portrayal by Eve Feiler was so enjoyable. Eve captured the air of innocence coupled with the determination to get her man with great skill.
Overcoming the difficulties imposed by the scheming and jealous John and the eccentric General created several interesting moments.
- 1 Man dies after medical emergency on beach
- 2 Man arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving after fatal crash
- 3 'Glagoon' returns to Norfolk beach and locals are loving it
- 4 Gilmour advised to quit City for Rangers loan return
- 5 Appeal to identify man, around 75, who died in medical episode
- 6 Family pays tribute to man killed after collision with double-decker bus
- 7 Jets heard roaring over Norwich for training exercise
- 8 ATM containing thousands of pounds stolen from petrol station
- 9 Man in his 50s dies after head-on collision on A143
- 10 Father and son admit handling stolen power tools
The friendship between Eleanor (Emma Ballantine) and Catherine was displayed in a most poignant way, yet the demeanour of the fickle Isabella (Annabelle Terry) provided quite a contrast.
This was a most light-hearted and fast moving production with never a dull moment but with acting second to none.