If you live in the Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh area, we’ve got an invitation to a special event for you!
Sanditon on Masterpiece Preview & Dessert Reception
UNC-TV invites you to a special preview screening of the first episode of “Sanditon” on Masterpiece!
Who: You and a guest or two What: Special preview screening of Sanditon on Masterpiece When: Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Welcome remarks at 6:45. Screening begins at 7 p.m. Dessert reception immediately following the hourlong screening.) Where: UNC-TV, 10 UNC-TV Drive, Research Triangle Park, in Durham County (View Map). The studio is conveniently located minutes away from I-40 and the Durham Freeway (Hwy 147), and there is plenty of free, accessible parking. Dress: Sanditon is a costume drama, so it’s time to break out the costumes! Come in Regency dress for the optional costume contest. (And bring a sweater—the studio can get quite chilly!)
This is a free event and space is limited; therefore registration is required. Please register by January 7 via Eventbrite or by contacting Karen Nowak at email@example.com or 919-549-7273 (please provide full name and email address) or for any other assistance.
About ‘Sanditon’ on Masterpiece
While chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, Jane Austen turned her thoughts to a happier subject and started work on a delightful, witty novel set in seaside Sussex. Although Austen didn’t live to finish it, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies (Mr. Selfridge and Les Misérables) has now completed the story.
Masterpiece’s bold and lavish adaptation of Austen’s final work stars Rose Williams as lively but levelheaded heroine Charlotte Heywood, Theo James as humorous, charming and slightly wild Sidney Parker, Anne Reid as forthright grande dame of Sanditon Lady Denham, Kris Marshall as Sanditon’s compulsively enterprising promoter Tom Parker, and Crystal Clarke as mysterious West Indian heiress Miss Lambe.
Sanditon tells the story of Tom Parker, who is obsessed with turning the sleepy, seaside village of Sanditon into a fashionable health resort and enlists the backing of local bigwig Lady Denham. Through a mishap, Tom makes the acquaintance of the Heywoods and invites their eldest daughter, Charlotte, for an extended stay at Sanditon. Meanwhile, Lady Denham, a widow, plays matchmaker for her destitute nephew, Sir Edward, who is determined to seduce Lady Denham’s ward, Clara. The arrival of wealthy, mixed-race heiress Miss Lambe, under the protection of Tom’s upright brother Sidney, adds an interesting twist to the drama.