When the New Era Players, located in Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom (about an hour’s drive west of London), decided to perform Emma—Jane Austen’s hugely popular comedy of manners—for its spring show, they may have raised a few eyebrows by selecting a stage adaptation by an American playwright, Paula K. Parker.

Click here to read an interview with the director of the show, Lisa Harrington, who explained her reasons for selecting Paula’s stage adaptation.

The show received a wonderful review from Amy Trigwell-Jones in Newbury Today. Click here to read her review.

From Paula:

The week leading up to their opening night, New Era Players announced that all performances of “Jane Austen’s EMMA” were sold out. In the 40+ years I have been involved with theater, I have heard of theaters selling out several nights of their productions, but I have never heard of a theater selling out all performances beforeopening night.

Click here if you are interested in learning more about performance rights for EMMA or any of Paula’s stage plays from WordCrafts Theatrical Press.

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[Photo of New Era Players performance of “Jane Austen’s EMMA” by Brian Harrington. Photo used by permission.]

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