This year Jane Austen’s House present a brand new immersive experience bringing the famous Christmas scenes from Emma to life.
Moving through the House, follow the story of Emma’s Christmas Eve dinner at Randalls and the fateful snowstorm that follows through an audio installation starring Sally Scott as the matchmaking heroine Emma Woodhouse and Bertie Carvel as Mr Elton – the over-confident clergyman who proposes to her on Christmas Eve.
Sounds and scents from the story, from creaking carriages to roaring coal fires, will contribute to the immersive effect throughout the House, while handcrafted decorations will echo themes from the story, adding another layer to the experience, a nod to the eighteenth-century passion for paper crafting. A first edition of Emma will also be on display.
Jane Austen wrote Emma whilst living at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton in 1814 and it was published on 23 December in 1815.
“Christmas at Randalls” will run from Thursday 23 November – Sunday 7 January 2024 and is included with House admission.
Please always check the Jane Austen’s House website for opening hours and to book tickets.