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A FLAWLESS END-OF-FESTIVAL TOAST… SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 18.27PM

Austen -Caroline Langrishe, Adrian Lukis, Camilla Pay, Rosie Lomas

And boy was it!
A beautiful, seemingly effortlessly amalgam of Jane Austen readings, performance and music that complemented perfectly its elegant staging in Blenheim’s Orangery.
Accomplished harpist Camilla Pay provided the music, Rosie Lomas its immaculate notes, and actors Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis Austen’s words brought deliciously to life.
This was, quite simply, a literary spectacle, but one on a cleverly intimate level, liberating Austen’s body of work with the just right amount of knowing moxie but equally respectful of its vital heritage.
Which means in short I, and the rest of its sell-out audience, lapped it up, hook, line and sinker. And then, understandably, wanted more.
Enough said smile

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock