Austentatious hits the West End | Three nights for improvised show

Austentatious hits the West End

Three nights for improvised show

Improvised Jane Austen play Austentatious is to be performed in the West End for three nights.

The team make up a story in the novelist's style based on a single audience suggestion for a title, which they perform in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment,

Previous ’lost‘ masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy. 

The show will be at the Piccadilly Theatre, currently home to Annie, on December 5, January 23 and February 13.

The West End shows are being staged by Underbelly Productions. Boss 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.' 

This year is the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death in 1817.

Published: 12 Sep 2017

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