Dyad Production's Lady Susan

Another wonderful performance by Dyad Productions, this time at the Old Laundry in Bowness on Windermere. Sarah Vaughan gave us a tour de force performance of Jane Austen's first novel Lady Susan, from 1794.

Rebecca Vaughan plays all the characters in this epistolary production. She gives us Devil-may-care Lady Susan, the coquettish black widow, hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family matriarch Mrs De Courcy; and insouciant best friend, Alicia.

As one reviewer said "return to the Regency (or rather, Georgian) in this darkly comic tale of society and the women trapped within it; their struggles, their desires, their temptations and manipulations – and at the vanguard, Lady Susan: charming, scheming, witty, and powerful; taking on society and making it her own. But has she met her match?"

A wonderful evening's entertainment; we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.