Having never read or had much interest in the works of Jane Austen, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this stage adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’, so imagine my surprise at just how much I enjoyed this presentation of the lives and loves of the Dashwood Sisters.
Despite some first night stutters, this was an entertaining piece of theatre. Director Karen Hanley ensured the pace was steady and the production was well-balanced with a nice mixture of drama and light comedy,
The cast worked well together and I particularly enjoyed the dynamics between Alicia Coker and Jayne Larsen-Edgar as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Coker performed with ease and confidence and excellent diction while Larsen-Edgar, when called upon, exuded both strong emotions and wonderful comic timing.
I’m not saying that this performance prompted me to read Austen, but it certainly prompted me to see more of Windsor Theatre Guild’s work.