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Austentatious will tour the UK this autumn

The improvised Jane Austen Novel is hitting the road.

Improvised comedy play Austentatious will tour the UK in the autumn, featuring a cast of the country’s quickest comedy performers.

Each night, the cast will deliver a brand new “lost” Jane Austen novel based on a title suggested by an audience member.

The funny show celebrates six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as a residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death.

Deemed “ridiculous silly” and “wickedly funny” by The Times, and “a joy to behold” by The Guardian, Austentatious will be performed at a number of theatres across the country later this year.

The show has produced such “classics” as Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double O Darcy, Mansfield Shark and other “lost” Austen masterpieces.

Performed by between five and six of the eight strong cast, Austentatious will kick off the tour in Brighton on the 23 September 2018, and run until the 2 November 2018 at Birmingham’s The Rep.

“We are thrilled to be travelling the length and breadth of the country, rediscovering the lost classics Austen wrote and promptly forgot about,” they announce. “We love and admire Jane’s works and the public deserve an intimate acquaintance with them, particularly the very prescient ones about Donald Trump.”


Photo by Idil Sukan

Suitable for ages twelve and up, Austentatious will bring their acclaimed comedy to the following venues:

23 September 2018 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
4 October 2018 – Theatre Royal, Winchester
5 October 2018 – Riverfront Theatre, Newport
6 October 2018 – Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
7 October 2018 – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
10 October 2018 – Playhouse, Oxford
11 October 2018 – Key Theatre, Peterborough
13 October 2018 – New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
17 October 2018 – West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
18 October 2018 – Mechanics, Burnley
19 October 2018 – Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
20 October 2018 – The Y, Leicester
25 October 2018 – Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
26 October 2018 – Hertford Theatre, Hertford
30 October 2018 – Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
2 November 2018 – The Rep, Birmingham

Tickets for Austentatious will be available from 10:00 on Thursday 8 March 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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