With several special guests there was lots of fun at Saturday’s meeting of our local Jane Austen group. The first to arrive were Angela and David Adams, from Daventry in the UK, who are visiting family. We always love to welcome all Jane-ites from anywhere in the world, so let us know if you are coming here. Angela and her friends staged a special events weekend last year for the anniversary of Jane’s death, with great attendances, and we loved hearing all about it and viewing her photos.
With the Adelaide Festival and the Fringe in full swing, there are hundreds of shows in town. The best show in town was ‘Sense and Spontaneity’ by Esther Longhurst and Jessica Messenger, who had come from Perth. Before we had seen their show they came along to our meeting, pin-curlers and all. Once they had given us a small preview of what was coming the next day, we knew we were in for a treat.
Yesterday their delightful improvised show had us laughing from start to finish, with changes of characters through rapid changes of hats and voices. Their high energy performance was a hoot, full of great gags about Jane Austen’s characters and loved phrases!