No 1 Tour
May 26, 2017
July 8, 2017

Two hundred years after the much-loved author’s death, Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece, Emma, takes us on a joyful journey packed full of warmth and wit, romantic schemes and mistaken intentions.

Young, bright and beautiful, Emma Woodhouse has the world at her feet, or at least the small part of Surrey in which she lives. When the dashing Mr Elton comes to town she decides to take it on herself to perform the role of matchmaker to her new friend Harriet Smith. But to Emma’s great surprise, the more she tries to manipulate the destinies of others, the less success she has, until she herself, determined never to wed, is forced to face her own feelings and perhaps even dare to love another...

Keeping faithfully to the original, Tim Luscombe (Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion) relates Austen’s story with verve and style, transporting her famous characters vividly to the stage, including the dashing Mr Knightley, the comic hypochondriac Mr Woodhouse and the sublimely verbose Miss Bates!

Leatherhead Theatre​ - 26th and 27th May 2017

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre - Guildford - 30th May - 3rd June 2017

Bath Theatre Royal - 5th - 10th June 2017

Oxford Playhouse - 20th - 24th June 2017

Malvern Theatre - 26th June - 1st July 2017

Cambridge Arts Theatre - 4th - 8th July 2017

Jane Austen

Adapted by Tim Luscombe

Directed by Colin Blumenau

Designed by Libby Watson

Lighting Design by Mike Robertson


Kate Copeland as Miss Bates

Phillip Ederley as Mr Knightly

Hannah Genesius as Mrs Elton

Rhys Jennings as The Gipsy

George Kemp as Frank Churchill

Polly Misch as Harriet Smith

Bethan Nash as Emma Woodhouse

Georgie Oulton as Jane Fairfax

Nick Tizzard as Mr Woodhouse/Mr Elton