Multi award-winning improvised comedy troupe Austentatious has announced their latest UK tour for autumn, with the tour beginning at our very own Brighton Dome on Sun 23 Sept. This performance is one quite like no other as they perform ‘lost’ Jane Austen novels ad-lib, going on nothing but a title that the audience has suggested!
Previous masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Through this technique, these extremely talented actors do not lose any quality of performance, whilst portraying similarities of Austen’s work and maintaining rounded characters, delicate plotting, and real drama during the show.
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.” The group has established themselves as one of the UK’s most popular live acts, with six sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe under their belt.
The shows are not only of massive comedic value, but witty and a talent of improvisation that is uncommon on stage today. The cast consists of stars from British comedies such as Peep Show and The IT Crowd as well as Edinburgh Comedy Nominees. If you’re looking for a show that will liven up your year and provide an insight into a refreshing interpretation of comedy and literary history, then Austentatious will do just that.