AUSTENTATIOUS: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel to open at the Piccadilly Theatre

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 social event of the season, as they take London’s Piccadilly Theatre by storm for three dates only 5, 23 December and 13 January 2018.

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.

★★★★★ “Ridiculously silly… wickedly funny” The Times
★★★★ “A joy to behold” The Guardian
★★★★ “Supersmart & terrifically funny” The Scotsman

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…”

Austentatious’ West End shows will coincide with their national tour, running from 22 September – 23 November.

Photo: Robert Viglasky