From the novel by
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.
- 9 April 2022: Opening night
- 11 April 2022: Forum - a special performance where audiences get to ask cast and crew questions after the show
- 12 April 2022: Pay What You Can
- 30 April 2022: Matinee performance at 2pm
- 7 May 2022: Closing night
Subscriptions for our 2022 Ryman Healthcare Season are open now, giving you priority bookings, discounted tickets and more!
Alternatively, you can buy individual tickets for Sense and Sensibility after the 13th of December 2021 right here!
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.