The Telegraph Marianka Swain ︎︎︎︎

Jane Austen meets Lizzo in Jeff James’s bold contemporary take on Persuasion, which swaps bonnets and balls for bikinis, pop songs and a foam party. It makes this exhilarating production – which premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange in 2017 and is now on a mini UK tour – remarkably accessible, while also proving what Austen devotees already know: that the author was far ahead of her time.