Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy set in the style of Jane Austen. Following a residency at the Leicester Square Theatre, and a UK-wide tour, the group will play the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End later this year. We spoke to Andrew Hunter Murray who, as well as appearing in the show is a stand-up comic and QI Elf, about what to expect from the show, what makes it work, and what will be different about the West End dates. How did you first get involved with Austentatious?
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Austentatious returns to Southbank Centre, resplendent with Regency-era adventures.
In each show, the all-star cast improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your eyes, based only on audience suggestions. Previous 'lost' masterpieces have included Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark.
Prepare to get your bonnet in a twist. (Swooning guaranteed).
Austentatious are Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs 2013, 2014 and 2015, and Chortle award winners 2014. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra.