Love’s the Thing
“high quality theatre… a wonderful afternoon.”
LOVE’S THE THING was a celebration of William Shakespeare, compiled by Nigel Fairs. Inspired by the Jane Austen novel “Mansfield Park”, the evening took the form of a 19th Century “private theatrical”, in which the arrogant Edmund, his stoically determined sister Maria and their handsome cousin George performed Shakespearean extracts to their recently bereaved mother, the rather deaf Lady Ditchling and an assortment of family friends.
First produced in 1999, it then toured with the Classic Reaction Theatre Company and in 2010 was presented by tlc productions at the Lamb Theatre in Eastbourne, starring Louise Jameson as Lady Ditchling.
25th to 27th January 1999, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton
Cast: NIGEL FAIRS (Edmund), JAYNE MASSEY (Maria), PAUL FISHER DAVIES (George) Director GERALD SEXTON
June 1999, St Mary’s House, Bramber
Cast: NIGEL FAIRS (Edmund), REBECCA BLECH (Maria), MAX DAY (George) Director GERALD SEXTON
Summer 2000 (tour)
Cast: NIGEL FAIRS (Edmund), REBECCA BLECH (Maria), SAUL JAFFE (George) Director KEITH DRINKEL
Summer 2010 Lamb Theatre, Eastbourne
Cast: LOUISE JAMESON (Lady Ditchling), SUZANNE PROCTER (Maria), NIGEL FAIRS (Edmund), ADAM ROOD (George)