Podcast | Adaptations: Jane Austen & The Queen’s Gambit

In this episode, we’re thinking about adaptations, from process and contexts to questions of fidelity. We speak to Siân Owen about her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for Audible, her career to date, and the benefits of audio books. Next, we discuss Carolyn Percy’s ‘In Defence of Adaptations’ and Gary Raymond’s review of the Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. Finally, we let you know what events and projects you should be looking out for in our ‘What’s on, Wales?’ segment.


Follow us on Twitter @WalesArtsPod and send us a tweet if there are any topics that you think we should be talking about. You can email us at if you would like your project or event to be featured in the ‘What’s on, Wales?’ segment of our next episode, and you can also leave comments while supporting the podcast at

Links to the articles discussed:

The Jane Austen Collection Audiobook…obook/B08JZG61L3

Carolyn Percy, In Defence of Adaptations

Gary Raymond, TV | The Queen’s Gambit

‘What’s on, Wales?’ Links:

Support Theatr na nÓg

Hwyl yr Ŵyl
Theatrnanog – Hwyl-yr-wyl

Cân Peggy Tickets…y-virtual-show

Rick Allden/ Compacts Monologues…VJTMU3x0xw/videos

MOSTYN & LUMIN: Local 37…tm_campaign=LUMIN

‘Vienna Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions
From the Free Music Archive (
CC by NC (

Wales Arts Review works to bring our readers the best critical writing from Wales, and the best critical writing about Wales. It is a place where passionate and informed arts critics, from Wales and beyond, can find expression. Our writers are neither drum-beaters nor axe-grinders but simply knowledgeable and dedicated people who care deeply about culture and society.