Austentatious – An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Improvised comedy troupe Austentatious are touring the UK, whilst also having a weekly residency in London’s West End.

Expect to be superbly entertained by some of the country’s quickest comic performers, with each performance brand new, based each time on a title suggested by a member of the audience.  This is a live act which has enjoyed 7 sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and a BBC Radio 4 special which marked the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen.

Austentatious said: “We are thrilled to be travelling the length and breadth of the country, rediscovering the lost classics Austen wrote and promptly forgot about.  From Northanger Tabby to Guardians of the Gallantry, there’s nothing Austen couldn’t do (as long as our audience keep thinking them up).”

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & SensibilityDouble 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark and all are performed in period costume with live music.  Whether you’re a firmly established Austen fan or new to her work, you’ll enjoy the experience.

The cast, which varies with each show:

Cariad Lloyd – Peep Show, QI, Have I Got News For You
Rachel Parris – The Mash Report, The IT Crowd
Joseph Morpurgo – Odessa, Harry & Paul’s Story of the Twos
Amy Cooke-Hodgson – Alan Carr’s Spectacular, Girlfriends
Andrew Hunter Murray – No Such Thing As A Fish, The Mash Report
Graham Dickson – The Messiah, The Pride, Below The Belt
Charlotte Gittins – Folie a Deux, Grand Theft Impro
Daniel Nils Roberts – Racing Minds.

 What the critics say:

“Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny” – The Times
“A joy to behold” – The Guardian
“Supersmart and terrifically funny” – The Scotsman
“A bravura slab of improvisation” – Independent

Tour dates:

13/10/18              NOTTINGHAM, Playhouse
16/10/19              DURHAM, Gala Theatre
17/10/19              BUXTON, Opera House
18/10/19            LEEDS, City Varieties   
19/10/19            LEEDS, City Varieties
24/10/19              BIRMINGHAM, The Old Rep
25/10/19              BIRMINGHAM, The Old Rep
26/10/19              LIVERPOOL, The Epstein
27/10/19              SALFORD, The Lowry
28/10/19              SALFORD, The Lowry
31/10/19              BURY ST EDMUNDS, Theatre Royal
01/11/19               BURY ST EDMUNDS, Theatre Royal
03/11/19              BRIGHTON, Dome
08/11/19              CHELTENHAM, Town Hall
14/11/19               CORBY, The Core at The Cube
15/11/19               LINCOLN, Performing Arts Centre
16/11/19               CHESTER, Storyhouse

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All photographs provided by Robert Viglasky

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