Mansfield Park

VIBE – Monday 7 May, 8.30pm (encores Sunday 13 May, 9.30pm)

Billie Piper (Secret Diary Of A Call Girl) leads a prestigious cast in this lavish adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. The story follows Fanny Price as she is taken from her life of poverty to the sumptuous home of her aunt and uncle. Although she’s aware of her debt of gratitude, Fanny struggles to adjust to aristocratic protocol and the daily reminders of her inferiority to her relatives. To make matters worse an array of colourful characters arrive, which only serves to make her love for her cousin Edmund even more hopeless and sends the household into moral decline.

ARTS CHANNEL – Saturdays from 2 August, 8.30pm

When Sir Thomas Bertram takes in the 9-year-old daughter of an impoverished relative, his wife has someone to bully. Never allowed to forget her good fortune, Fanny’s good nature and fortitude finally win her a valued place in the household and the man of her dreams. Anna Massey heads the cast of Jane Austen’s witty Regency romance.