Fresh off the back of a monthly residency in London’s West End, two sell-out UK tours and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, multi award-winning improvised comedy troupe Austentatious are delighted to announce a brand new UK tour for Autumn 2018. Beginning at the Brighton Dome on 23rd September 2018 and concluding at The Rep in Birmingham on 2nd November 2018, Austentatious will entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure, with tickets on sale now.
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new, riotously funny, ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The group have established themselves as one of the UK’s most popular live acts, with six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe under their belt.
The cast is made up of a host of acclaimed comedy talent including: Cariad Lloyd (Peep Show, Murder in Sucessville, QI, Have I Got News For You), Rachel Parris (The Mash Report, The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville), Joseph Morpurgo (Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, Odessa, Harry & Paul’s Story of the Twos), Amy Cooke-Hodgson (Alan Carr’s Spectacular, Olivier Award winning La Boheme, Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends) Andrew Hunter Murray, (No Such Thing As A Fish, The Mash Report), Graham Dickson (The Messiah, Scooter Thomas, The Pride, Below The Belt), Charlotte Gittins (Folie à Deux, Grand Theft Impro) and Daniel Nils Roberts (Racing Minds). Each show stars a varying line up of five-six members of the cast.
23 September Brighton Dome
04 October WinchesterTheatre Royal
05 October Newport Riverfront
06 October Yeovil Octagon
07 October Southampton NST – Campus
10 October Oxford
11 October Peterborough
13 October Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
17 October Cambridge
18 October Burnley Mechanics
20 October Leicester The Y
25 October Stafford Gatehouse
26 October Hertford Theatre
30 October Maidstone Hazlitt
02 November Birmingham
REVIEW: Austentacious (Piccadilly theatre) ★★★★
Photo: Robert Viglasky