Sunday, 28th January 2018 19.00

 While Wellington was battling his way across the peninsula with his ‘scum of the earth’ army and Lord Byron was scandalising polite society, Jane Austen was apparently happy to write of “three or four families in a country village”.

After sell out nights across the UK, Adrian Lukis, OW and star of the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice,  invites you to spend a magical evening celebrating Jane Austen; her life, loves, political ideas and her most memorable characters. Set in the magnificent Waterloo Hall at Wellington College, Austen’s extraordinary gift as a writer will be looked at in the context of her life and times and we will see that, far from being a cosy writer of romantic fiction, she was at the heart of the war of ideas that was engulfing Europe. Featuring extracts from well-loved favourite Jane Austen classics, this memorable evening will include an introduction by historian Catherine Curzon, animated duologues and conversations from Catherine Langrishe (Judge John Deed, Lovejoy) and Adrian Lukis (Mr Wickham in the BBC production of Pride and PrejudicePeak Practice).

Enjoy the comic absurdity of the Dashwood’s, heartfelt passion of Wentworth and Anne and the charming duplicity of the notorious Mr Wickham. In addition, there will be enchanting Regency era musical entertainment from soprano Rosie Lomas and harpist Camilla Pay, giving us a glimpse into the evocative sounds of Jane’s own household.

Booking is essential – tickets are very limited for this much anticipated event. BOOK NOW at

Wellington College – College Events Team