The spontaneous and hilarious improvised Jane Austen novel Austentatious is set to take the West End by storm.
The social event of the season, Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play, starring a cast of the country’s sharpest comic performers, who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
Whether you’ve read all of Austen’s works or none of them, this hilarious show will be a totally new experience for every audience member. 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.
Starting out in a London pub in 2011, Austentatious has toured the country, growing to become one of the most successful and best-loved shows for six consecutive sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and, recently, on London’s South Bank. The show recorded a one-off special for BBC Radio 4 in the summer, and will now play to a West End audience for the very first time in its biggest production ever.
Where better to spend the night than with one’s most favourite and wittiest friends than at the Piccadilly Theatre? Let literary mischief commence – swooning one hundred percent guaranteed.
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