A comic drama

In Rob Urbinati’s charming and fast-paced period comedy, Lady Susan, a young widow, flees London and arrives at the country home of her obliging brother-in-law and his suspicious wife. Soon to come – uninvited – are an eligible suitor, her willful daughter, her chatty confidante and a dimwitted bachelor. Lady Susan schemes for position and wealth, but all does not go according to plan as she and her daughter become rivals for the same man.

Prospects are explored, schemes are schemed and intrigues are intrigued as she endeavours to secure a future for herself and her daughter; all this in the face of her reputation as “the most accomplished coquette in England”.

If you recall seeing the SBADS production of “Death by Design” you will know Rob Urbinati’s work. His ear for the writing styles of Noel Coward and Agatha Christie made for a great evening and his take on Austen enhances and develops the comic potential from the humour within the original.

Jane Austen’s Lady Susan is one of her lesser-known works and this adaptation by Rob Urbinati promises to be a treat.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices will be announced shortly.

You can choose your own seats if you book online. In common with most theatres, there is a small online booking fee. There’s no booking fee for tickets bought with cash/card direct from SBADS at our village box office.

Ticket sales


Tickets will shortly be available on-line 24 hours a day. Tickets will remain available on-line until three hours before each performance.

In person

As well as on-line sales, we will be offering a pop-up box office in South Brent. We will be accepting payment by cash or by card. Details to follow.

Last-minute tickets

Tickets may be purchased ‘on the door’ each night, if seats are available, for that night’s performance only.

Doors open

Doors open at 7pm.


Tea, coffee and soft drinks available in the interval at every performance. Bar open from 7pm.


The production is at South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9JL.

The hall has an induction loop and full wheelchair access.

If you are coming by car, there is limited parking on the road outside the hall, and a free public car park the other side of the railway line. Please obey the road markings – particularly the ‘no loading’ restriction around the junction outside the hall – and please park courteously wherever you park in our village.