Pride and Powell

Oliver! by Petersfield School in rehearsal before showing at The New Theatre Royal

Petersfield School is asking: 'Please sir can we have some more?' as it puts on Oliver! at The New Theatre Royal

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An actor who has played roles ranging from Jesus of Nazareth to Robert Hannay, and a hospital manager in Holby City, will feature alongside a former Pride And Prejudice star in A Celebration Of Jane Austen at the Kings, Southsea, on Sunday (7.30pm).

Robert Powell teams up with Elizabeth Garvie, who played Lizzy Bennet in the BBC adaptation of Pride And Prejudice before Jennifer Ehle took the role in the famous production starring Colin Firth.

Sunday’s programme will range from the rumbustious delights of the Hampshire-based writer’s juvenile works to the extraordinary explosion of vitality in her last and uncompleted novel, Sanditon.

It promises a colourful and revealing journey through the life and works of a paradoxical and bewitching author.

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