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4th April 2023

Fuller’s Presents Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

Following the success of Shakespeare in the Garden, Fuller’s is thrilled to welcome Open Bar back to its pub gardens this spring – for a new theatrical performance of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

A quartet of performers will delight audiences with this much-loved classic in Fuller’s pub gardens – across 23 pubs in London and the South. Performances will run from 10 May to 10 June – tickets can be purchased on Fuller’s website.

Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret as they come of age. It follows the three sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up and look for a new home. They find themselves on the property of a distant relative, Sir John Middleton, and start on a journey of love, romance and heartbreak.

Following their journey in a Fuller’s pub garden is the perfect way to while away a spring evening and fall in love again with this Jane Austen classic.

Nicky Diss, co-founder of Open Bar Theatre, said: “We are thrilled to be back in Fuller’s gardens with our first spring show, Sense and Sensibility. 2022 was a huge year for our partnership with more performances in more pubs than ever before and four Off West End award nominations. So we are delighted to be adding another tour to the season and creating a brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beautiful romantic comedy.

“Four of your favourite Open Bar actors will bring the romance, heartbreak and comedy of Sense and Sensibility to life in your local pub. What could be better than that?”


Sense and Sensibility dates

The Rose & Crown, Ealing Wednesday 10 May
The Mayfly, Stockbridge Thursday 11 May
The Calleva Arms, Silchester Friday 12 May
The King & Queen, Caterham Saturday 13 May
The George IV, Chiswick Monday 15 May
The Ship Inn, Langstone Tuesday 16 May
The Turks Head, Twickenham Wednesday 17 May
The Old Hatchet, Windsor Thursday 18 May
The Links Tavern, Liphook Friday 19 May
The Fox & Pelican, Hindhead Sunday 21 May (3pm)
The Prince Albert, Twickenham Monday 22 May
The Hare & Hounds, Osterley Tuesday 23 May
The Anglers, Teddington Wednesday 24 May
The White Buck, Burley Thursday 25 May
The Mill, Elstead Friday 26 May
The Windmill, Portishead Tuesday 30 May
The Boater, Bath Wednesday 31 May
The Vansittart, Windsor Thursday 1 June
The Hampshire Hog, Waterlooville Friday 2 June
The King’s Head, Wickham Monday 5 June
The Jolly Farmer, Alton Wednesday 6 June
The Castle, Harrow Thursday 7 June
The Duke of Kent, Ealing Friday 8 June
The Bear of Burton, Christchurch Saturday 9 June
The Bell, Outwood Sunday 10 June

For further information, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198  
Alice Monteath         020 8996 2074  

We have a small number of review tickets for certain shows. Please contact the press office for more details.

About Open Bar:

Open Bar Theatre was formed in 2015 by Nicky Diss and Vicky Gaskin to produce Shakespeare for Fuller’s pub gardens, creating theatre that is accessible to everyone. The company adopts a lively, informal style for its performances, which fits perfectly with the relaxed setting of a picturesque pub garden. As the natural hubs of our communities, pubs are the perfect setting in which to recapture the raucous, accessible, and inherently social spirit of Shakespearean troupe performance.

Vicky says: “Our audiences are a real mix of pub goers and theatre fans. We love them all but nothing beats witnessing someone enjoying Shakespeare for the first time. The more reluctant they are at the beginning, the more magical it is.”

Fuller’s in a nutshell

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC is the premium pubs and hotels business that is famous for beautiful and inviting pubs with delicious fresh food, a vibrant and interesting range of drinks, and engaging service from passionate people. Our purpose in life is to create experiences that nourish the soul. Fuller’s has 208 managed businesses, with 1,043 boutique bedrooms, and 175 Tenanted Inns. The estate is predominately located in the South of England (44% of sites are within the M25) and stretches from our London heartland to the Jurassic Coast via the New Forest. Our Managed Pubs and Hotels include Cotswold Inns & Hotels – seven stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, and Bel & The Dragon – seven exquisite modern English inns located in the Home Counties. In summary, Fuller’s is the home of great pubs, outstanding hospitality and passionate people, where everyone is welcome and leaves that little bit happier than they arrived.

For further information, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198  
Alice Monteath         020 8996 2074