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Austentatious at Fortune Theatre tickets
Austentatious at Fortune Theatre tickets

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Please note that Austentatious has been postponed in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). It is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an improv group must be in want of a West End residence. Enter Austentatious at the Fortune Theatre, where Jane Austen is reimagined in a fast-pace and quick-witted new tale every Monday night.

Performed in full period dress and with plenty of tricks under their bonnets, the Austentatious team take audience suggestions at each performance and devise an entirely new “lost” novel by the famous Pride and Prejudice author.

The show offers a fresh and hilarious tribute to the beloved author’s legacy, and with previous titles offered up including Strictly Come Darcy and Invasion of the Bodice Snatchers, this is Jane Austen as you’ve never seen her before.

Austentatious has enjoyed acclaim across the country, from Edinburgh Fringe Festival to a stint at the Savoy Theatre. It counts top improvisers and comedians amongst its cast, including Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Daniel Nils Roberts, Graham Dickson, Joseph Morpurgo, Charlotte Gittins and Rachel Parris.

Set design for the show is by Amy Cook, with lighting design from Damian Robertson. Each performance is also set to live music, providing a jaunty accompaniment to the weird, whacky and charming yarns spun on stage.

Dress up in your best gowns and tails: Austentatious is a delightful treat for the most eligible theatregoers in London. It enters high society – and the West End – for a Monday night residency at the Fortune Theatre.

Important information

Playing at: Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH

Performance dates: 07 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021

Running time: Approximately 2 hours (including interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 12+

Special notice: If you’ve swooned at Mr. Darcy or dreamed about matchmaking with Emma, Austentatious is the perfect night out to celebrate all things Jane. Even if you’re not an Austen fan, the quick jokes and absurd plots are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

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

Jamb0r 178, 184 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. More

ginar1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely incredible. Not an Austen fan at all, took my mum as a present, but I found it hilariously entertaining, and am going again! More

chantelles 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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, 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

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JackGregson 6"2, 93 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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. More

sergioAraujo 169 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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