Unknown to Penelope, Jonathan too has a secret, one which keeps him graded and cold. A secret that keeps himself and Penelope apart.
What will happen if Penelope finds out about Jonathan? Will Richard ever return to Penelope? Even then, when all scandals are revealed- how will they ever find a way to live in the repressive age of their time? Perhaps they will all live in solitary unhappiness... or will a little mysterious magic unlock the window and set them all free?
Meg Andrews as Penelope Williams
Denise Snoad as Lady Jane Williams/Fanny the maid
Amanda Rolls as Reginalda Williams/Bessie the maid
Erik van de Wijdeven as Richard Reynolds
Daniel Townsend as Jonathan Alexander
Andrew Kent as George the Butler
Liam Herlihy as Parson Kendrick/Cuthbert
This spring we bring our story to life in two great locations.
Our first week we are at the historical Pumphouse Theatre, situated at the heart-shaped Lake Pupuke.
Pumphouse Season opens on October 17th and closes on October 21st
Then we take you to Alberton House, for our famous promenade style theatre, were you get to follow the characters through this beautiful 1870's house.
Alberton House Season opens on October 30th
and closes on November 4th
Our Production Team
Director: Christianne Van Wijk
Original story by Christianne Van Wijk
Producer: Marianne Martin
Production Management/ Lighting and Set Design: Julia Rutherford
Stage Manager: Ariana Shipman
Stage Assistant: Ava Hodgetts
Costume / Wardrobe: Erika Schaab Farrant
Costume Assistant: Aria Harrison-Sparke
Set Builders: Geoff Gunn and Matthew Diesch
Adapted for stage by The Acting Collective
Original Score by Walter Mair
Photo by Dave Andrews
2018, Lockdown, Written by Nik Rolls, Auckland Fringe Festival Season at Tiny Theatre & Classic Studio
2017, Boy Afraid, Written by The Acting Collective, Season at The Albion Hotel.
2017, 10 Minute Plays with Gary Henderson, Play Reading Performance at The Pump House, August Season
2017, Persuasion, Adapted by Tanya Wheeler, Season at The Pump House
2016, 10 Minute Plays with Gary Henderson, Play Reading Performance at The Pump House, November Season
2016, 10 Minute Plays with Gary Henderson, Play Reading Performance at The Pump House, May Season
2016, Pride & Prejudice, Adapted by Jon Jory, Season at Howick Historical Village, The Pump House & The Old Vic Cinema