News: West End Dates For Austentatious

Austentatious, the entirely improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s sharpest comic performers who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel every night, is coming to London's West End. 

Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, no two shows are ever the same. Previous ’lost‘ masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy. Expect witty heroines, dashing gents and preposterous plots. Swooning guaranteed. 

Underbelly Productions’ Ed Bartlam said: “Austentatious has been one of the most successful and best-loved shows we’ve worked with in both Edinburgh and on the South Bank in recent years, so it’s a huge privilege to be able to bring them to a West End audience for the first time. It’s their biggest production ever but, as the great lady herself said: ‘One cannot have too large a party’, so bring it on.”

Austentatious said:“Where better to spend the night with one’s most favourite and wittiest friends than at the Piccadilly Theatre? Let literary mischief commence...”

Austentatious’ West End shows will coincide with their national tour, running from 22 September – 23 November. Info: 

2017 marks 200 years of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published a few months after Jane Austen’s death in 1817.

AUSTENTATIOUS is performed by Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Cariad Lloyd, Charlotte Gittins, Daniel Nils Roberts, Graham Dickson, Joseph Morpurgo and Rachel Parris


Austentatious & Underbelly Productions present: Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman St, Soho, London, W1D 7DY.

5th December 2017     7.30pm

23rd January 2018       7.30pm

13th February 2018     7.30pm


Picture: Robert Viglasky


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