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Update 4 February 2022:
Due to the Red light Covid-19 setting and the potential long-term presence of omicron in our community, we have made the decision to postpone Sense and Sensibility until the 2023 season.
Although audiences of up to 100 are currently permitted, this is not viable for us, especially when sickness or isolation of cast and crew members are quite likely to occur, closing the show at a few hours’ notice. To minimise risk to our audience members, cast and crew, staff and wider community, and to ensure that this magnificent play has the full audiences and premiere it deserves, we believe rescheduling it to 2023 is the best option.
We know that this is disappointing news. However, we are glad to be able to offer you the opportunity to still see this wonderful play in 2023.
If you have purchased any tickets to upcoming performances of Sense & Sensibility, you will have heard from us directly.
There are many moving parts involved in re-scheduling a show and we have had to work through these thoroughly; we very much appreciate your patience through what have been a couple of uncertain weeks.
Austen fans are in for a treat with this charmingly witty and bravura retelling of the classic novel. Ōtautahi Christchurch writer/comedian/actor Penny Ashton has adapted this well-known story, which follows the three Dashwood sisters and their constant struggle between sensible behaviour and sensitivity.
Brilliantly told by just six talented female actors who transition between 23 characters, you will be hard-pressed to find a dull moment from beginning to end of this vivacious show.
"The blend of Austen's sharp with and Ashton's clever, modern take on storytelling promises to deliver an altogether delicious rendition of this well-loved classic." - Dan Pengelly, The Court Theatre's Artistic Director.
KAI AT THE COURT
COVID-19 and Vaccination Information
The Court Theatre and Vaccine Certificates
Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, more commonly called the traffic light system, to be introduced soon, the Government has mandated that indoor events (such as performances) will require staff and customers to be fully vaccinated.
Once the Ministry of Health advises that Canterbury can move to the traffic light system, The Court Theatre will require visitors to have a current vaccination certificate for entry to shows, or to access food or beverage, for people 12-years-old and over. This will enable us to maximise opportunities to operate at capacity, and as safely as possible, for our audience members, staff and cast members.
We will follow Government guidelines pertaining to the use of exemption certificates.
If you are not vaccinated by the time of your booked performance, then we will follow our re-booking (for a performance after you have been fully vaccinated) or refund process.
The implementation for the COVID-19 Protection Framework is still in development. While this progresses, we want to give everyone enough time to get fully vaccinated so that, once it is implemented, we can begin to share our community life again.
You can find more information about vaccination certificates here.
You can find more information about getting vaccinated here.
Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our show attendees and supporters, artists, staff and the wider community. Once the Ministry of Health advises that Canterbury can move to the traffic light system, The Court Theatre will require visitors to have a current vaccination certificate for entry to shows, or to access food or beverage, for people 12-years-old and over. This will enable us to maximise opportunities to operate at capacity, and as safely as possible, for our audience members, staff and cast members. We will follow Government guidelines pertaining to the use of exemption certificates.
For more information please refer to the Government's COVID-19 website for the most up to date information.Housekeeping
This performance will be staged in our auditorium, where we're regularly sanitising surfaces, including cleaning seats and tables thoroughly between performances. We have also placed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the foyer.
We also ask for your support in keeping our theatre clean and safe and encourage you, and all of our guests and employees, to:
- Always practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently
- Place rubbish in the bin at the conclusion of your performance
- Cover coughs/sneezes, dispose of tissues and make use of the available hand sanitiser
- Refrain from attending the theatre if you're feeling unwell to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.