Meet: Clio from Chawton House
As certified Jane-ites, we’ve taken a closer look at frequent Chawton visitor Jane Austen’s work in our collection. You have an upcoming event about the scandals of Austen’s family - is there any gossip you can share with us?
That’s right, I’m speaking on all things scandalous as part of Alton’s Jane Austen Regency Week in June. I won’t give too much away but let’s just say there was a bit of a to-do when Jane Austen’s nephew ran off to Gretna Green for a hasty marriage!
Is there anything else exciting coming up at Chawton that we just need to know about?
I’m so excited for our summer season of outdoor theatre! We have some fantastic companies coming to Chawton House for one-off performances, starting with the Handlebard’s Twelfth Night on June 15, followed by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men performing As You Like it on July 14. Then the hilarious The Importance of Being Earnest on July 26 before closing with Pride and Prejudice on September 4.
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