Robert Powell in a Celebration of Jane Austen

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A CELEBRATION of Jane Austen with Elizabeth Garvie and Robert Powell is at the Riverhead Theatre on Sunday May 8 at 7.30pm.

No writer, with the exception of Shakespeare, stands higher in public esteem and affection than Jane Austen.

This celebration is for those who have always loved her, and for those who would like to know more about the enigmatic and shadowy figure behind the popular image of bonnets, tea and gentility.

Jane Austen continues to fascinate us because she reveals human nature with all its delicious quirks and foibles.

From the rumbustious delights of her juvenile works to the extraordinary explosion of vitality in her last and uncompleted novel, Sanditon, this show takes you on a colourful and revealing journey through the life and works of this most paradoxical and bewitching author.

l Box office: 01507 600350.