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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that anyone in possession of wit and good taste must be in want of great entertainment."
So said Jane Austen, and so it has come to pass... Austentatious is the social event of the season, taking London's West End by storm.
Dressed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, some of the country's finest comics will conjure up a 'lost' Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The play is entirely improvised from start to finish, so no two shows are ever the same. You can expect a witty heroine, a dashing gent (or two) and a probably preposterous plot. Swooning is guaranteed.
It doesn't matter a jot whether you're familiar with any of Austen's works, as it promises to be a hilarious show for everybody.
Previous 'lost' masterpieces have included The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy.
The Times★★★★★ – "Ridiculously silly... wickedly funny" The Guardian★★★★ – "A joy to behold.. The laughs seldom stop"
Austentatious at Fortune Theatre – 18 Feb to 22 Jul 2019 – A comedy play improvised from start to finish, when a lost Jane Austen novel will be discovered before your eyes
9 To 5 – with the music of Dolly Parton – 28 Jan to 31 Aug 2019 – 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
School of Rock – 22 Oct 2016 to 20 Oct 2019 – The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Apr 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hamilton — one of America’s Founding Fathers – 21 Nov 2017 to 30 Mar 2019 – Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's Founding Fathers.
TINA — The Tina Turner Musical – 21 Mar to 16 Feb 2019 – TINA tells the story of Tina Turner, from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar.
Don Quixote — David Threlfall, Rufus Hound – 27 Oct 2018 to 2 Feb 2019 – David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will be starring in the medieval adventures of Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre
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Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans