Austentatious to bring Jane Austen novel to life at Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds - but which one?

Austentatious to bring Jane Austen novel to life at Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds.

Austentatious to bring Jane Austen novel to life at Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Archant

Austentatious, an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers, is coming to the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday November 8.

For each show the cast conjures up a new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

Fresh from six sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, prepare to be entertained and astonished in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same.

Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from www.theatreroyal.org or by calling the box office on 01284 769505.

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