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What would Jane Austen say?

Our Charity Performance night of Andrew Davies’ adaptation for the Talisman Theatre was an absolute sell-out!

This world premiere of an adapted-for-stage version of Pride and Prejudice was a huge success and our full capacity audience raised the roof with applause.  They also helped us raise an astonishing £1180!

Not only did President Amanda negotiate with the theatre to secure our charity performance, she also organised the raffle of sumptuous, themed hampers named after characters from the book.

Happy winner of the “Kitty” hamper
The afternoon tea hamper “Mrs Bennet”, promised a strong cuppa with its gin miniatures!
President Amanda congratulates the lucky winner of “Mr Darcy”
Much pleased amusement as the “Jane” hamper turns out to be the basis for a cocktail party!










Elizabeth Bennet has an oft quoted line in Pride & Prejudice

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.  My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

The local charity ‘You Can Flourish’, seeks to empower girls aged 11-18 with some of Elizabeth Bennet’s attitude by improving their self esteem, building emotional resilience and strengthening mental well being.

All of the proceeds from our Charity Performance will go to help the Flourish  Team empower more of our girls. You can read more about their work here –

Jane Austen said, “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” We like to think she would approve of what we do to empower girls and women.
President Amanda with members of the ‘You Can Flourish’ team