AUSTENTATIOUS: AN IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN NOVEL Returns to the West End for Two Days Only
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that anyone in possession of wit and good taste must be in want of great entertainment...
Join Austentatious for the society event of the season, as they take London's West End by storm for two more performances at Piccadilly Theatre, following a hugely successful West End debut.
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.
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..."
Last summer, Austentatious recorded a one-off special for BBC Radio 4 and returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their sixth consecutive sell-out run. Since their first show in a London pub in 2011, they have travelled the UK, selling out five national tours and performing over 400 'lost' novels. They won the Chortle Award for 'Best Character, Improv or Sketch Group' in 2014 and were named 'Best Improvised Comedy Act' in 2016's What's On London Comedy Awards.
2017 marked 200 years of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published a few months after Jane Austen's death in 1817.