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Local talent returns to Mansfield to tread the boards at the Palace

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an evening of Regency wonderment, as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the excitingly decadent world of eighteenth-century society.

This brand new adaptation of Jane Austen's lively tale, directed by Rebecca Gadsby, follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

And in the middle of all the love and heartbreak is local lad, Ross Ellis who plays Edward Ferrars, the elder of Fanny Dashwood's two brothers who forms an attachment to Elinor Dashwood.

A qualified Taekwondo instructor, Ross's talents don't stop at eighteenth-century love stories. While at university, Ross performed in numerous short extracts of plays and he has been known to show off his comedic ways, performing stand-up acts at a variety of locations, including the Norwich Fringe Festival in May 2011.

Edinburgh that year saw him in an adaptation of Stephen King's 'Secret Window, Secret Garden.' However, it is period pieces where Ross truly excels, such as Aphra Behn's 'The Rover' and Ben Jonson's 'Volpone' and this March, Ellis returns to Mansfield to bring to life Jane Austen's classic alongside other outstanding cast members of Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

Scripted by exciting young writer Laura Turner, whose recent work includes the BBC's EastEnders: E20, this brand new adaptation of one of the nation's favourite classic novels is sure to delight and entertain young and old alike.

Alive with traditional song and dance, this exquisite Regency production will be presented in beautiful period costume and is sure to bring a sparkle to the stage.

'This confident company should be commended for their enthusiastic production" - The Stage.

Sense and Sensibility will be at the Mansfield Palace Theatre on Sunday 18 March at 7pm, which is Mothering Sunday. What a lovely gift idea to treat your Mum and your family to a trip to the Theatre to see a timeless classic.

Tickets are £12 Full / £10 Concs. / £40 Family of Four / Block Bookers: Buy 10 get 11th free / Schools: £8 All Seats.

Book your tickets now at the Box Office on 01623 633133, or online at www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.

Published 13 February 2012

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