What’s Jane Austen got to do with the SRP’s National Festival?

As far as we know the author of Pride and Prejudice didn’t play the recorder. Mr Darcy’s alter ego, Colin Firth, however, attended Barton Peveril College, home to this year’s Festival. He credits a teacher there with giving him his love for English literature that, in turn, led to his becoming an actor.

The Festival takes place over the weekend of 14th and 15th April. Booking closes on 31st March. Details can be found here.