Austentatious

Literature at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Saturday 16 November 2019 at 8pm
  • £18.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
  • Storyhouse Theatre

Part of: Chester Literature Festival

Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!

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 show comes fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a weekly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & SensibilityDouble 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.

Austentatious is performed by:

Amy Cooke-Hodgson
Graham Dickson
Charlotte Gittins
Cariad Lloyd
Joseph Morpurgo
Andrew Hunter Murray
Daniel Nils Roberts
Rachel Parris

Line-up varies. Each show stars 5-6 members of the cast.

Certificate:

12+

Duration

Approx 110 mins

Time details

Includes interval

Reviews

Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny
A joy to behold
Supersmart and terrifically funny
A bravura slab of improvisation
Festival Chester Literature Festival
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