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Jesus Of Nazareth star Robert Powell to star in A Celebration Of Jane Austen at The Brindley in Runcorn

ONE of Britain’s best-loved actors comes to Runcorn when Jasper Carrot sidekick and Holby star Robert Powell appears in A Celebration Of Jane Austen at The Brindley.

The star of films such as Jesus Of Nazareth and The Thirty Nine Steps is joined by actress Elizabeth Garvie bring fans Jane Austen’s world on Sunday, May 27.

A spokesman said: “No writer, with the exception of Shakespeare, stands higher in public esteem and affection than Jane Austen.

“This celebration is for those who have always loved her and for those who would like to know more about the enigmatic and shadowy figure behind the popular image of bonnets, tea and gentility.

“Jane Austen continues to fascinate people it is said because she reveals human nature with all its delicious quirks and foibles.

“From the rumbustious delights of her juvenile works to the extraordinary explosion of vitality in her last and uncompleted novel Sanditon he promises to take you on a colourful and revealing journey through the life and works of this most paradoxical and bewitching author.”

Tickets for the 7pm show are on sale now priced £15 from the box office on 0151 907 8360 and online at www.thebrindley.org.uk