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Mansfield Park: Fanny Price 
Grange Festival

“Martha Jones was a persuasive Fanny Price who gave an emotionally controlled performance with plenty of colour and warmth in her lyrical mezzo.” (Bachtrack)

“The performance is expert...Among a lively and accomplished cast of mostly young singers I would single out Martha Jones’s Fanny, Henry Neill’s Edmund and Shelley Jackson’s Mary Crawford. “

(Rupert Christiansen “The Telegraph”)

“Fanny Price is a tricky heroine on page and on stage, and it’s testament to Dove’s imagination and Martha Jones’s thoughtful portrayal that here she speaks eloquently” (The TImes)

“Martha Jones made a strong Fanny Price, conveying the character's emotional depth and showing real purpose particularly in Act Two. She did a fine balancing act between moral strength and charm, whilst singing with lyrical freedom. And, in moments like the scene in Mr Rushworth's park where she is abandoned by all her companions, Jones brought out the character's real poignancy.” (Planet Hugill)

“Jonathan Dove’s music rises to the occasion in terms of drama and characterisation.... he portrays Fanny Price very persuasively – the perceptive, diffident teenager’s old soul, the moral compass who keeps her own counsel and who thinks before she acts – it’s a gift of a part and was played with great insight, poise and passion by Martha Jones, who plucked any number of heartstrings in her soliloquy over her distress for her beloved Edmund’s ludicrous infatuation with Mary Crawford and expressed Fanny’s growing confidence with great conviction.” (Classical Source)

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