Austentatious at Fortune Theatre tickets
Austentatious at Fortune Theatre tickets

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About the show

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an acclaimed improv group must be in want of a West End home. Exciting news for the Fortune Theatre’s empty Monday slot: Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel arrives for a regular residency. The announcement marks what would be Austen’s 243rd birthday. What’s more, a new loyalty card is being introduced, allowing fans to see a fifth performance for free after attending four. The run begins on 18 February 2019.

The entirely improvised comedy show is performed in full Regency costume and has been earning belly laughs across the UK. Whether you’re a Jane Austen fan or not, you’ll be able to appreciate the quick wit and high quality entertainment that makes up this unique show.

Each show consists of a completely new ‘lost’ novel, taking a title suggested by the audience as the launchpad. No two performances are ever the same and every night feels totally fresh – for both the audience and the cast. Past lost novels have included gems such as The Sixth Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Shark. The show has enjoyed years of sell-out success at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, an acclaimed season at The Savoy and more than 500 performances across 150 venues countrywide. The collective won the 2014 Chortle Award for ‘Best Character, Improv or Sketch Group’ and in 2016 were dubbed ‘Best Improvised Comedy Act’ in the What’s On London Comedy Awards.

Austentatious features an exceptionally talented cast comprising Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Cariad Lloyd, Charlotte Gittins, Daniel Nils Roberts, Graham Dickson, Joseph Morpurgo and Rachel Parris.

Set design is by Amy Cook, complemented by lighting design from Damian Robertson.

Of the residency the cast have commented, “We are delighted to be paying a weekly visit to the home of The Woman in Black, although we do think she could do with some rather more colourful outfits and maybe a new bonnet”.

For eligible bachelors, impeccable etiquette and flouncing petticoats, come along and experience Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel when it begins its residency from 18 February 2019, with a press night on 25 February 2019.

Recommended for

Jane Austen fans will adore this show, but so will any fans of improvisation and live comedy.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

Dates and times

Running time: Approximately 2 hours (including interval)
Opened: 18 Feb 2019
Press night: 25 Feb 2019
Booking from: 16 Dec 2019
Booking until: 16 Dec 2019

Location and map

Fortune Theatre
Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH

28 Reviews Add review

Absolutely hilarious and clever! With suggestions of a title from the audience, the whole show is created there and then. I’m not usually... More

saphfrisby1 5 ft 4, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely brilliant show. Amazing talent on that stage - we laughed from start to finish! Will definitely be going back again!

Jamb0r 178, 173 reviews, 8 helpful votes

The show was brilliant, as well as the acting. However, I would suggest more single sketches based on the book titles written by the... More

silviat2 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Loved it, pity I don't live in London as I'd have come to see more. Very funny, looking forward to the tour.

ginar1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

carolinec15 19 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was just incredible! The actors were so funny Thinking that they just improvise is just unbelievebale. It really looks like... More

nello 1 review, 0 helpful votes

JackGregson 6"2, 77 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the third time I've seen Austentatious and it's completely different each time. The cast are all very funny and it's so clever... More

roberth25 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I enjoyed. A fun way to see the works of Jane Austen.

sergioAraujo 192 reviews, 2 helpful votes