Improvised comedy show Austentatious: An Improvised Jan Austen Novel will tour the UK for the second time in 2015.
Marking the 200th anniversary of Austen’s classic novel Emma, the comedy hinges on a deceptively simple idea; audiences are asked to place imaginary titles for a Jane Austen novel into a hat.
One is selected at random and immediately turned into an improvised show. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious is an immersive and hilarious treat for fans of Austen and improvised comedy alike.
ather than the familiar roster of impro games and scenes, Austentatious presents an ambitious story with all the trappings of Austen’s best work: rounded characters, delicate plotting, and real drama. Whether it’s ‘Northanger Rabbi’, ‘Pride And Predator’ or ‘Strictly Come Darcy’, no two shows are ever the same.
The full dates are:
Wednesday 14th – Belfast, Black Box
Friday 30th – Salford Quays, The Lowry (Studio)
Saturday 31st – Kendal, Brewery Arts
Saturday 7th – Maidenhead, Norden Farm
Friday 13th – Leicester, Comedy Festival
Saturday 14th – Colchester, Lakeside Theatre
Friday 20th – Brighton, The Old Market
Saturday 21st – Swindon, Arts Centre
Saturday 28th – Bath, Literature Festival
Friday 13th – Norwich, Playhouse
Saturday 28th – Cambridge, Junction
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel has enjoyed three sell-out Edinburgh Festival runs, a 20+ date tour of the UK, a pair of sell-out shows at the Udderbelly South Bank, appearances on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra, and a sell-out residency at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. You can get more information and tickets from www.austentatiousimpro.com