St Neots Players perform the Jane Austen classic Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility at the Priory Centre

Sense and Sensibility at the Priory Centre - Credit: Archant

The St Neots Players present Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility next week.

Alissa King-Underwood, who is from St Neots and is the current Miss Cambridgeshire, has joined forces with the Players to play Marianne for the production, which runs from September 22-24.

The production has been adapted by Jessica Swale and directed by Bella Coleman.

Sense and Sensibility centres around Elinor and Marianne Dashwood and what happens when their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune. Elinor and Marianne are left penniless and are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage in Devonshire, but when John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives one day with a rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever.

While Elinor pines for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback, and for a girl who feasts on poetry and music, what else is there to do in Devon but dream of rescue?

The play will be performed at The Priory Centre and performances are at 7.30pm. Tickets, which are £12 for adults and £10 for concessions, can be purchased from or call the Priory Centre on 01480 388922.

Alissa King-Underwood as Marianne Dashwood, Abbie Miles as Elinor Dashwood, Jenny Coates as Mrs Jennings and Natasha Woodcraft as Fanny Dashwood.