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.
Ed Bartlam of Underbelly Productions said: ‘Austentatious has become a regular crowd favourite in The Savoy and we’re delighted to offer audiences continued performances of the perfect festive treat this Winter. Since arriving in the West End Austentatious’ hilariously unique, Jane Austen-inspired improvisation has seen multiple extensions due to popular demand. A much-loved smash-hit with audiences at both the Edinburgh Fringe and the Southbank Festival, we’re not at all surprised to see London’s West End agrees.’
Austentatious added: ‘For true Jane Austen devotees, Christmas is a time for parlour games, home-brewed mulled cider, walks to church along snow-crisp paths, and thoroughly enjoyable family arguments over Aunt Helen’s will. For festive merriments like these and more, join us at the Savoy Theatre for THREE shows this Season. We cannot wait to entertain London’s assembled gentlefolk.’
2 December 2018 7.00pm
9 December 2018 7.00pm
16 December 2018 7.00pm
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, London WC2R 0ET