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Sense and Sensibility


We’re delighted to be working with Chapterhouse, open air theatre company, to bring one of Jane Austen’s best loved works to life at two of our attractions next week.

Sense and Sensibility tells the story of two young sisters, romantic Marianne and rational Elinor Dashwood, as they take their first foray into eighteenth century society, in a tale of love, friendship and sisterly bonds. The death of the sister’s father brings their world of privilege into doubt.

Sense and sensibility

The novel was first published in 1811 under the pseudonym ‘A Lady’. It was to be Jane Austen’s first published novel but only her immediate family were aware of her authorship, an anonymity would last until her death until 1817. The first edition of Sense and Sensibility sold out all 750 copies by July 1813, which was followed by a second edition. It is regarded as one of Austen’s best loved works and has been the subject of numerous adaptations, including perhaps most famously a 1995 film starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet.

Come and enjoy the tale of courtship, young love and high society at Duff House on Wednesday 6 August or at Stirling Castle on Thursday 7 August. As these performances are taking place in the great outdoors, bring along your own seat or rug, enjoy a picnic and remember to dress appropriately for Scottish weather – but most of all get lost in this superb story!


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Jean Burke

Jean works in the marketing department focusing mainly on our events programme. She mostly blogs about upcoming events, campaigns and all the wonderful goings-on at Historic Scotland.

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