LINDEN HOUSE THEATRE COMPANY 2017
“Enchanted April” by Matthew Barber
Based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
“The Enchanted April, written in 1922, is Elizabeth von Arnim’s most charming novel in every sense: it casts a spell.”
The Guardian: Classics, July 22, 2012
The magic of beauty
Four very different women, all of them crushed with disappointment in the grim, post-war London of 1920, seek relief from spring rains and the greyness of their lives by renting a castle in Italy for the month of April. There, under the influence of blue skies and the shadow of wisteria-cloaked walls, they find joy, laughter and friendship, and they begin to heal. This is a modern fairy tale with a message about how to be happy.
In its 11th year, Linden House features one of the great classic stories by an Austrailian-born woman who was largely raised in Switzerland and England and who married a German aristocrat and moved to Prussia. Her most famous novel was adapted for the stage by Matthew Barber in the year 2000 and three years later was staged on Broadway. Since then, it has been produced hundreds of times all around the world.
Elmwood Theatre, 261 Buena Vista Road
November 3-4, 10-11 at 7.30 pm
Sundays, November 5, 12 at 2:00 pm
Tickets Available early October at Books on Beechwood and online