Austentatious to move to the Fortune Theatre in 2019
Improv show Austentatious, which sees an improvised Jane Austen novel performed based on audience suggestions, is set to begin a Monday night residency at the Fortune Theatre, it has been announced.
Starring a troupe that features comedians such as Cariad Lloyd (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit), Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing as a Fish), and Rachel Parris (The Mash Report), the troupe take audience suggestions for the title of a ‘lost Jane Austen novel’, before performing it in full regency costume with a live band underscoring the production.
Following successful UK tours, the production has been performed in London at the Leicester Square Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre, and the Savoy Theatre. Austentatious will now hold a regular Monday night residency at 8pm from 18th February at the Fortune Theatre, which is where The Woman in Black is currently performed.
The show is also performed by Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Charlotte Gittins, Daniel Nils Roberts, Graham Dickson, and Joseph Morpurgo, with set design by Amy Cook and lighting design by Damian Robertson.
Last year, Hunter Murray spoke to LondonTheatre.co.uk about how the show is pulled together, and told us some of the most ridiculous titles suggested by the audience. Click here to read our interview with Andrew Hunter Murray.
Photo credit Robert Viglasky