Following a smash-hit season earlier this year and another sold-out visit to the Edinburgh Fringe, Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel returns to the Savoy Theatre, London for three festive performances on 2, 9 and 16 December – Jane Austen’s birthday.
At these special performances Austentatious will be joined by Elinor Jane Moran, Janet Fairlie, Lawrence Olsworth-Peter and Tom Stoddart, The Austentatious Carollers who have sung all over the world in operas and stage shows including prestigious venues such as The Royal Opera House London, The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium and The Sydney Opera House. The quartet will be singing carols and other regency era festive favourites before the show.
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.
‘This is quite the season indeed for friendly meetings. At Christmas every body invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather’ – from Jane Austen’s Emma
Photo: Robert Viglasky