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MARCH 8-11 Northanger Abbey  8 – 11 Mar, 7.30pm | The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Thu & Sat 2pm A delightful stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s earliest novel.Catherine Morland loves a good novel and the more ‘horrid’ it is the better.  At 17, she is taken by her aunt to Bath where she encounters the social whirl denied her at home. When Catherine accepts an invitation to the Tilneys’ country seat at Northanger Abbey, lurid images from her favourite gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho threaten to overwhelm her. However, all misunderstandings are eventually resolved and, as in all the best Jane Austen novels, the young heroine finally gets her man…Adapted by acclaimed Austen specialist Tim Luscombe, this is a gripping sojourn into Regency era society. The production originates from England’s only surviving Regency theatre, now owned by The National Trust.Post-show Talk – Thu 9 Mar – Stay in your seat after the 7.30pm performance for a free Q&A with the company

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JUNE 28 Lucy Worsley  – At Home with Jane Austen
Wed 28 Jun, 7.30pm | The Haymarket, BasingstokeDr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Her new biography of Jane Austen takes a fresh look at the author’s life from the perspective of her bicentenary, dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster. Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than her own Mr Darcy. Come and explore the life and times of one of England’s most famous writers, with the charming and knowledgable presenter behind BBC documentaries Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency, A Very British Romance and most recently Six Wives with Lucy Worsley.Copies of Lucy’s book will be available to purchase by cash only.Post-show Talk – Stay in your seat after the performance for a free Q&A with Lucy.

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The Hampshire Writers’ Society
The Hampshire Writers’ Society welcomes all writers in Hampshire and reaches out to the broadest community, interacting with a unique and growing sector of aspiring writers, identifying new writers and engaging young people by encouraging an interest in writing creatively and critically.
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