Saturday 29th June 2024


Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm

Join This Is My Theatre at Chawton House for a potentially hat-astrophic production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

Anne Elliott is persuaded to reject Frederick Wentworth by her family and friends but when the Elliott’s circumstances alter and Wentworth returns 8 years later, as a commended naval officer no less, old sparks are rekindled… But can either be convinced to give love a second chance?

Too many characters and not enough actors will see this much-loved Austen novel brought to life in a comedic and potentially hat-astrophic production. In a similarly choreographed, character-swapping style to our critically acclaimed productions of The Importance of Being Earnest (2018), The Three Musketeers (2020) and A Comedy of Errors (2022), audiences will love this truly unique adaptation!

Critics have said of our previous hat-astrophic adaptations:
Brighton Source on The Comedy of Errors
“A gem of a production… Energetic, ingenious and thoughtful drama!”
Living Magazines on The Three Musketeers
“Artfully designed and cleverly executed… a total joy!”

Visit This Is My Theatre to find out more!


Adults: £15
Under 18s: £12
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children): £50
Under 4s + Accompanying Carers: Free

Please note:

  • Doors open at 6pm.
  • Picnics welcome; food & drinks also available for sale on site.
  • Feel free to bring chairs & picnic blankets; some will be available for hire.
  • In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Raincoats are recommended.
  • Assistance dogs only.
  • No BBQs or flames and no umbrellas.