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.

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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.