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Caroline Langrishe
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Adrian Lukis
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Camilla Pay

An Afternoon with Jane Austen

Caroline Langrishe, Adrian Lukis, Camilla Pay and Rosie Lomas

Sunday, 7 April 2019

2:00pm

2 hours

Randolph Hotel: Ballroom

£10 - £20

Actors Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis bring to life some of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters by performing a series of duologues and passages from the books. They are accompanied by vocalists and musicians, including harpist Camilla Pay and soprano Rosie Lomas, performing 18th-century and regency-era music that would have been heard in Austen’s own household.

Langrishe and Lukis take on characters including the passionate Wentworth and Anne, and the notorious Mr Wickham. They perform passages from Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. The show has already performed to sell-out audiences in Bath, Brighton and at Godmersham Park, the former home of Austen’s brother Edward Austen Knight.

Langrishe has made many film, theatre and television appearances and is best known for her roles as Charlotte Cavendish in Lovejoy, Lady Anne Carmoynes in Sharpe, and Georgina Channing in Judge John Deed. Lukis is best known for playing Mr Wickham in the BBC’s 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice. He also played Dr David Shearer in Peak Practice and has appeared in many other television and film roles including in New Tricks, Downton Abbey and Toast of London.

Pay is a harpist and classical performer and a graduate and associate of the Royal Academy of Music. She has recorded tracks for well-known artists including John Legend, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Paul McCartney. She has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, the Graham Norton Show, Later with Jools Holland, the Jonathan Ross Show and many more, with artists including The Killers, Bette Midler and Beyoncé.

Lomas is a soprano and graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her operatic roles include American Suburban Girl in English National Opera’s (ENO) world premiere production of Two Boys, the two children’s roles in Philip Glass’s The Perfect American at the ENO, and Flora in The Turn of the Screw at Holland Park, the Festival di Spoleto and at the Beethoven festival in Warsaw.

This event will last two hours including a 30-minute interval.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Bayard Presse Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer