the egg

Vanity Fair

  • 23 - 26 August

Event Information

Thursday & Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Running Time: 2 hours including an interval

“We bid you welcome to Vanity Fair
We hope that you’ll treat us with charity
We’re selfish and snobbish and devil-may-care
Twixt your world and ours there’s disparity
But are you sure you wish to see The face of human vanity?”

Becky and Amelia are best friends who, having just fi nished school, are ready to dive into the glittering summer social scene. But whereas Amelia has money, family and admirers, Becky is just a poor orphan… but she isn’t going to let that stop her from living her dream life of wealth, luxury and pleasure. As fortunes shift and friendships fall apart, Becky manipulates and climbs her way to the highest level of society: but will her vanity come before a fall?

In the third year of the Summer Company, expect another amazing theatrical experience as 40 teenagers take you on a rollercoaster ride through Thackeray’s biting satire of wannabes and social climbers. Imagine Jane Austen meets Mean Girls and come and join in with all the fun of the fair

This amateur production of Vanity Fair is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

£12 adults / £8 children & students

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 2 years;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. Lap seats are not available on performances recommended for children aged 0 – 2 years
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Directed by John East

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly


Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here