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About the show

Please note that performances of Austentatious have been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The production is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.

Award-winning show Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel makes its home at the West End's Fortune Theatre for a regular residency. In addition, a special loyalty card is being introduced, giving fans the chance to claim a fifth performance for free once they have attended four.

The comedy show is completely improvised, with the cast in full Regency costume throughout. Both Jane Austen fans and those not familiar with her work will be able to enjoy the production thanks to its quick wit and legendary hilarity. Each show presents a completely new ‘lost’ novel, made up on the spot and taking as its launchpad a title suggested by the audience. This means no two performances are ever similar. Past 'novels' have included winners like The Sixth Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Shark.

The group has had many years of sell-out success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a highly lauded season at The Savoy and over 500 performances spanning 150 venues nationwide. They count a 2014 Chortle Award for ‘Best Character, Improv or Sketch Group’ to their name.

A brilliantly quick-thinking cast includes Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Charlotte Gittins, Daniel Nils Roberts, Joseph Morpurgo, Graham Dickson and Rachel Parris.

Set design comes from Amy Cook, with lighting design from Damian Robertson.

For impeccable manners and dashing suitors, come along to Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel at the Fortune Theatre, playing on Monday evenings.

Who Should See It?

Fans of Jane Austen's novels will love this show, as will any fans of live comedy, improvisation and general silliness.

Playing at

Fortune Theatre
Russell Street
Seating Plan

Fortune Theatre seating plan

Booking period

18th Feb 2019

29th Jul 2021

27th Jul 2021

Running time

Approximately 2 hours (including interval)


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