News: New London Run For Austentatious

News: New London Run For Austentatious

Austentatious have announces a new weekly residency at the Fortune Theatre for 2021 after their 2020 dates were rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show will continue to entertain across an initial 23 dates at the Fortune Theatre, beginning on 22nd February 2021 and concluding on 27th July 2021. Tickets go on sale 14th September and are available from www.atgtickets.com.

Austentatious are returning to the West End following a triumphant national tour in 2019, another sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 and a successful Winter residency at the Fortune Theatre last year. Austentatious have also added an extra special show on Mothering Sunday (14th March) – the perfect way to celebrate with loved ones. A night with Austentatious is a complete joy - the improvisation is skillful, the team spirit infectious, and the laughs seldom stop!

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The group have established themselves as one of the UK’s most popular live acts, with consecutive sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe under their belt, monthly West End residencies in 2018 and 2019, as well as a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death.

ATG will contact existing ticket holders directly to rebook for a new date for the 2021 residency. 

Austentatious said: “After spending many months recuperating at Netherfield we are beyond excited to put on our best ribbons and gloves (and masks) and return to our London home, the beautiful (and very clean) Fortune Theatre! To have an audience again after the strange times we have been living through would mean more to us than a proposal from the richest bachelor in the county! Please do join us for a season of absurd Regency adventures. Pride & Pandemic, Sense & Sanitiser – we await your glorious suggestions with healthy zeal! “

Martyn Wood, Associate Producer for Underbelly Productions said: Underbelly is delighted to be announcing rescheduled dates for Austentatious and look forward to welcoming them back into the West End as theatres reopen into 2021. The cast can't wait to be back in front of an audience for a season of hilarious and unpredictable Austen-inspired mayhem!

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Dirty Darcying, The Bodice Guard, Hold Me Closer Tiny Darcy and We Will Frock You, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices, die-hard fans as well as a host of brand-new audiences. Expect witty heroines, dashing gents and preposterous plots. Swooning guaranteed!

Austentatious Loyalty Card - see the show four times and your fifth time is free! Available to pick up at the Fortune Theatre Box Office. For full terms and conditions see HERE.

The cast is made up of a host of acclaimed comedy talent including: Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast Podcast, Peep Show, Murder in Successville, QI, Have I Got News For You), BAFTA award nominated Rachel Parris (The Mash Report, The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville), Joseph Morpurgo (Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, Odessa, Harry & Paul's Story of the Twos), Amy Cooke-Hodgson (Alan Carr's Spectacular, Olivier Award winning La Boheme, Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends) Andrew Hunter Murray, (No Such Thing As A Fish, The Mash Report), Graham Dickson (The Messiah, Scooter Thomas, The Pride, Below The Belt), Charlotte Gittins (Folie à Deux, Grand Theft Impro) and Daniel Nils Roberts (Racing Minds). Austentatious’ 2020 residency will feature a range of guest performers of some of the UK’s most exciting improvisers and performers which will be announced soon.  

 

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