4.2 (5) · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that anyone in possession of wit and good taste must be in want of great entertainment…

Lyn Gardner avatar
31 October 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Daft but highly enjoyable, this crack improv team take over the Savoy on selected Sunday evenings between now and Christmas, delivering a brand new improvised Jane Austen novel on every occasion. Because it’s improvised the quality can vary, but there is ingenuity aplenty and, at the show I saw, Call Me by Mr Darcy’s Name, in which Darcy was an accountant with a penchant for double entry book-keeping, the gags kept coming. You almost certainly need to have some knowledge of Austen’s novels to really get it, but it’s smart stuff which is both devoted to Jane but also knows that she is ripe for a joke.”


Join Austentatious for the social event of the season, as they take London’s West End by storm.

Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play, starring a cast of the country’s sharpest comic performers, who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Whether you’ve read all of Austen’s works or none of them, this hilarious show will be a totally new experience.

Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, no two shows are ever the same. Previous ’lost‘ masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy. Expect witty heroines, dashing gents and preposterous plots. Swooning guaranteed.

Critic reviews

One of the most impressive comedy shows on the Fringe


One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe

The Guardian

A potboiler of a parody, joyously performed

The Times

Date & time

Show ended
Sunday's until Sun 16 Dec, 7pm*

*Selected dates
Runtime: 1 hr


Savoy Court, Strand WC2R 0ET London, UK · Get Directions

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