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16 June - 9 July

£17.50 (£14 conc)

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Jane Austen's beautiful novel about the two formidable Dashwood sisters is brought stunningly to the stage by Tread the Boards Theatre Company. Eleanor and Marianne are brought into the pangs of regency society with a suitable match being sought for them after a menial dowry is granted by their brother and his po-faced wife, bringing adventure, heartache, romance and ultimately bringing the sisters closer together. 

A sophisticated rom-com that retains the wit of the source material and delivers an emotional kicker of a denouement. Utterly charming *****' William Stafford, Bum on a Seat Reviews


Director: John-Robert Partridge

Lighting Design: Kat Murray

Sound Design: John-Robert Partridge 

Set Design: Adam Clarke & Sue Kent

Producer: Catherine Prout


Rosie Coles - Elinor Dashwood

Stephanie Riley - Marianne Dashwood

Dawn Bush - Mrs Jennings

Andrew Woolley - Mr Jennings

Lesley Wilcox - Mrs Dashwood

Emily Tietz - Margaret Dashwood/Lucy Steele

Matilda Bott - Fanny Dashwood/ Charlotte Palmer

Robert Moore - Edward Ferras/ Mr Palmer

James Crellin - Willoughby

John-Robert Partridge - Colonol Brandon/ John Dashwood


Denise & Kevin Prout, James Morrison

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John-Robert Partridge - Director, Colonel Brandon / John Dashwood

Directing Credits with TTB include: Macbeth, Richard III, King Lear, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein

Acting Credits with TTB include: Charles in Blithe SpiritMacDuff in Macbeth, Richard III in Richard III, Henry V in Henry V, Branwell in Bronte, Toad in The Wind in the Willows, The Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, Dame Dotty in Beauty and the Beast, 

Additional Acting Credits: Evil Queen in Snow White (Worcester Rep), Earnest in The Importance of Being Earnest (Worcester Rep), Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Worcester Rep)  


Rosie Coles - Elinor Dashwood

Acting Credits with TTBRuth Condomine in Blithe Spirit


Additional Acting CreditsRosie graduated from Birmingham School of Acting in 2017. 

Credits include; Ruth (Blithe Spirit, Tread the Boards), Jane (The Bah Humbug Club, Lichfield Garrick), Sapphire (Billionaire Boy, West End and UK Tour),  Princess Jasmine (Aladdin, Winchester Theatre Royal) Fairy Bow Bells (Dick Whittington, Buxton Opera House), Nell (Nell Gwynn, The Courtyard Hereford), Mole (Wind in the Willows UK Tour), Jill (Jack and the Beanstalk, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall), Doctors (BBC),  Alice (Alice In Wonderland, Birmingham Rep), #Strongnotskinny (Transition theatre company), Commercials for; Heineken, West Midlands police, Alton Towers, Nivia and National Express. 

Rosie is thrilled to be back with Tread the Boards for this production of Sense and Sensibility, and hopes you enjoy the show! 

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Stephanie Riley - Marianne Dashwood

Acting Credits with TTB: Debut Season


Additional Acting Credits: Stephanie graduated from Birmingham School of Acting this summer

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Dawn Bush - Mrs Jennings

Acting Credits with TTB: Dawn Bush is delighted to be returning to The Attic in not one, but two of her favourite plays. She has previously appeared with Tread the Boards in Pygmalion in 2022 as Mrs Pearce/Mrs Eynsford-Hill and 2019, and also Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pride and Prejudice and Henry V.

Additional Credits: The Ladykillers and Arrivals and Departures for Here to There; Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility (both of which were her own adaptations for the stage) Robin Hood, A Woman of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest, all for Dot Productions. Dawn has also appeared on screen in the Martin Lewis Money Show and The One Show; Perspective Interactive for Sky Arts Educational; a couple of commercials and a few roles in short films. Her second book, A Feast of Tales, Gently Twisted, is due to be released in November.

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Andrew Woolley - Sir John

Acting Credits with TTB include: Professor Crackpot in Beauty and the Beast, Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, Edward IV in Richard III, 

Directing Credits with TTB: Bouncers, Shakers, Teechers, Brimstone and Treacle, Blood Relations, Poles Apart,


Additional Acting CreditsLeontes in The Winters Tale, Porthos in The Three Musketeers with Caramba

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Lesley Wilcox - Mrs Dashwood

Acting Credits with TTB includeMiss Havesham in Great Expectations, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being EarnestMrs Higgins in Pygmalion

Additional Credits:

Lesley trained at LAMDA and has worked & as a performer and an acting coach. She has taught acting at many institutions, schools and universities including The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting and at Stratford Upon Avon College where she collaborated with the RSC to develop a course for gifted and talented 14 year olds.
She has worked as a coach on the films, Lincoln (Spielberg), Aloft (Claudia Llosa) and Dark Shadows (Tim Burton) and most recently for the franchise Fast and Furious 9 

Lesley has been involved with LAMDA as an examiner and teaches the LAMDA syllabus to children and adults
Acting work includes radio— Voices out of the Air, tv (Doctors), Film : Neville Rumble -  Favourite theatre roles have included Jean Brodie and Judith Bliss : Hayfever and Miss Haversham in Great Expectations, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest and Mrs Higgins in Pygmalion for Tread the Boards

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Robert Moore - Edward Ferrars / Mr Palmer

Acting Credits with TTB:  Dr Bradman (Blith Spirit), Henry/Felix (Frankenstein), Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles), Robin Hood (Robin Hood), Ugly Sister (Cinderella), Herbert Pocket (Great Expectations), Billy Bones (Treasure Island), Poor Tom (King Lear), Don Jon (Much Ado About Nothing), Tin Man (Wizard of Oz), Mr Collins (Pride & Prejudice), King Edward (Richard III), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Additional Acting Credits: Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Copenhagen Botanical Gardens), Mr Bingley (Pride & Quite a lot of Prejudice, Worcester Rep), Sebastian (Twelfth Night, Worcester Rep), Mr Toad (Wind in the Willows, MadCap Theatre), Orlando (As You Like It, MadCap Theatre), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing, MadCap Theatre), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MadCap Theatre), Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night, MadCap Theatre), Spear Carrier (King Lear & Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company)

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Matilda Bott - Fanny Dashwood / Charlotte Palmer

Acting Credits with TTB: Mrs Bradman 'n Blithe Spirit, Justine/Agatha in ' Frankenstein', Mrs Hudson in 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', Little John’ in Robin Hood, ‘Cinderella’ in Cinderella, ‘Pirate’ in Treasure Island, ‘Cordelia/The Fool’ in King Lear,  ‘Dogberry’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Dorothy’ in Wizard of Oz, ‘Kitty Bennet/Lady Catherine De Burgh’ in Pride and Prejudice, ‘Hermia/Snout’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Lady Anne’ in Richard III, ‘The Maid’ in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


Additional Acting Credits:‘Grandma’ in Soonchild (Red Earth Theatre), ‘Lady Catherine De Burgh’ and ‘Lydia Bennet’ in Pride and (quite a lot of) Prejudice , ‘Maria’ in Twelfth Night  (Worcester Repertory Theatre), ‘Duchess’ in There Be Monsters (The Fabularium), ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing, ‘Hermia/Flute’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Phebe’ in As You Like It, ‘Mole’ in Wind in the Willows (Madcap Theatre Company), ‘Sammi’ in Animal Lullabies (Secret City Arts), ‘Mouse’ in The Gruffallo Experience (Unit 10 Eventive), ‘Adrianna’ in The Comedy of Errors, ‘Seer’ in Jason and the Argonauts (Off The Ground Theatre), ‘Defence Lawyer’ in Courtroom, Anna/Clare’ in Perfect (Tiny Giants Productions)

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James Crellin - Willoughby

Acting Credits with TTB: Debut Season

Additional Acting Credits: James trained at LAMDA and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in conjunction with Tread The Boards: Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (2021 outdoor festival)
Other theatre credits include: Greg in Relatively Speaking (Bath Theatre Royal); Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Troubadour Stageworks); Curtis in Moonfleece; Valentine in Love For Love; Algernon in The Importance Of Being Earnest (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire); Banquo in MacBeth (Seliges Theatre); Phillip in The Pride (StudioSpace Bristol); Henry V in Henry V (MC 150th Troupe); William Carlisle in Punk Rock and Konstantin in The Seagull (LAMDA).


Emily Tietz - Lucy Steele / Margaret Dashwood

Acting Credits with TTB: Maid Marian in Robin Hood the Pantomime 


Additional Acting Credits: Emily graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this summer

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