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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel. A Special Edition.

13 March, 2017


2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and at LBSW we are celebrating her magnificent work on Monday 13th March.

Austentatious returns to its London home in resplendent fashion! In each show, the all-star cast will improvise a brand new Jane Austen novel, based on an audience suggestion. Previous ‘lost works’ have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Jurassic Mansfield Park, & Double 0 Darcy!

In this special edition, powered by London Book & Screen Week, enjoy a pre-show ample with some special guests from the literary world as they divulge and share their own love for Austen’s work.

Fresh from three National tours, five total sell outs at the Edinburgh Fringe and appearances on BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 4 Extra, as well as winning the Chortle award for Best Improv Act.

Featuring a cast of fast-rising comedy stars: Cariad Lloyd (Peep Show, Have I Got News For You, Toast of London), Rachel Parris (Chortle Award Nominee, The IT Crowd, Thronecast), Joseph Morpurgo (Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Harry & Paul’s Story of the Twos), Amy Cooke-Hodgson (Alan Carr’s ‘Specstacular’, Olivier Award winning La Boheme, Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends), Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, Folie à Deux), Graham Dickson (The Free Association, Scooter Thomas, Below The Belt) and Charlotte Gittins (Folie à Deux, Monkey Toast).

Performed in Regency costume with live musical accompaniment; mark your dance card, fetch your bonnet and book your tickets! Swooning guaranteed!

Recommended by The Times, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Independent, Stylist & Time Out.

★★★★★  “A potboiler of a parody, joyously performed” – The Times

★★★★★ “One of the most impressive comedy shows on the Fringe” – Chortle


Tickets now on sale.  BOOK TICKETS >



Celebrating Jane Austen in 2017?

One of the most adapted authors of all time, the work of Jane Austen has been adapted into every print, media and digital stream possible. From only a relatively short literary career, the power of Austen’s words has led to hundreds of spin off titles, plays, films… You name it! And who can forget Colin Firth, aka Mr Darcy, climbing out the lake in the BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice TV mini-series?!

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13 March, 2017
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London Book & Screen Week
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Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom

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