Nymans’ Outdoor theatre: Persuasion

Bring a picnic and sit back, relax & enjoy a performance in front of the romantic ruins. Suitable for audiences of all ages this adaptation of Jane Austen’s witty and poignant love story is packed with harmony, hilarity and plenty of hats. 

Booking essential. Call 0344 249 1895 
Friday 14 June 2024, Gates 6pm, performance 7pm 
Adult £19 
Under 16s £11 
Under 5s Free 
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £50 

Anne Elliott is persuaded to reject Frederick Wentworth by her family and friends but when the Elliott’s circumstances alter and Wentworth returns 8 years later, as a commended naval officer no less, old sparks are rekindled… But can either be convinced to give love a second chance? 

Too many characters and not enough actors will see this much-loved Jane Austen novel brought to life in a comedic and potentially hat-astrophic production. In a similarly choreographed, character-swapping style to our critically acclaimed productions of The Importance of Being Earnest (2018), The Three Musketeers (2020) and A Comedy of Errors (2022), audiences will love this truly unique adaptation! 

Brought to you by TIMT ‘This is My Theatre’. Written by Jane Austen Adapted by Ethan Taylor Directed by Sarah Slator Music by Simon Stallard 

The event will be held on the Main Lawn, around 10 minutes’ walk from the entrance to Nymans. 
This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. Seating isn’t provided, so you may wish to bring camping chairs, blankets or cushions. 
The event has level access. 

For event information call 0344 249 1895 or email NTEventQuery@capita.co.uk 
For property information call 01444 405250, email nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk or go online at   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans 


14 Jun 2024


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Nymans National Trust, Handcross, Haywards Heath