The Wedge is hosting three exciting Jane Austen events on Wednesday 14 August.
'A Most Patient Persuasion' (free performance) with complimentary Q&A after the show - 1pm start.
The latest addition to the Jane Austen by Lise Rodgers repertoire. The year 1817 saw both the passing of Jane Austen herself and the posthumous publication of her novel “Persuasion”. Now some 200 years on, this moving new production shares some of Jane’s last words, whilst introducing the enduring love story of Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth. Superbly costumed and staged, this is simply, a “must see”, for all Jane Austen fans!
Meet the Artist includes complimentary afternoon tea - 2.30pm start.
Lise Rodgers is an accomplished Melbourne actress whose career has spanned stage, screen and radio. A graduate of the National Theatre drama school in St. Kilda and an award winning narrator of audio books, Lise has appeared for the Melbourne Theatre Company and at Playbox, had guest roles in such diverse TV dramas as “Prisoner”, “Man from Snowy River”, "Neighbours” and most recently reprising the character “Ms Welham” for Chris Lilley in “Ja’mie Private School Girl” on the ABC. An interest in the world and characters of Jane Austen and the language of the novels is the inspiration behind her repertoire of “Jane Austen by Lise Rodgers” performances.
'Getting Dressed with Jane' (free performance) with complimentary Q&A after the show - 7pm start.
Have you ever wondered what Elizabeth Bennet wore under her dress? Or how Emma fastened her gown? Who made their clothes and what fabrics did they use? What is a high-stomacher? What is a bosom friend? Delve into the world of Georgian clothing and share Jane Austen’s love of fashion by spending an hour or so – “Getting Dressed with Jane”, from the underwear to the outerwear and beyond!
Don't miss 'Lise Rodgers is Jane Austen' live at The Wedge. Please make all bookings via The Wedge.