Fresh off the back of a monthly residency in London’s West End, two sell-out UK tours and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, multi award-winning improvised comedy troupe Austentatious are delighted to announce a brand new UK tour for Autumn 2018.
Beginning at the Brighton Dome on 23rd September 2018 and concluding at The Rep in Birmingham on 2nd November 2018, Austentatious will entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure, with tickets on sale now.
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new, riotously funny, ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. The group have established themselves as one of the UK’s most popular live acts, with six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe under their belt.
Austentatious said: “We are thrilled to be travelling the length and breadth of the country, rediscovering the lost classics Austen wrote and promptly forgot about. We love and admire Jane’s works and the public deserve an intimate acquaintance with them, particularly the very prescient ones about Donald Trump.”
Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Rather than the familiar roster of improv games and scenes, Austentatious presents a riveting story with all the trappings of Austen’s best work: rounded characters, delicate plotting, and real drama. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.