Following a season of performances during 2018, Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel will begin a Monday night residency at the Fortune Theatre from February 2019.  


The play will take up residency at London’s Fortune Theatre on Monday evenings from 18th February, currently booking until 22nd July.

About Austentatious

Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play, starring a cast of 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 show will be a totally new experience. 

Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, the company have played over 500 performances in 150 venues around the UK with no two shows ever being the same. 

Ed Bartlam of Underbelly Productions commented: “After many years of selling out Edinburgh’s Fringe and smashing success around the country, Austentatious have won over London’s West End with a stand-out season at The Savoy. 

“It’s clear that the audiences can’t get enough, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce Austentatious sitting down at the Fortune Theatre in 2019 for weekly performances of their hilariously unique, Jane Austen-inspired improvisation.”

The team behind Austentatious added: “We are delighted to be paying a weekly visit to the home of The Woman in Black, although we do think she could do with some rather more colourful outfits and maybe a new bonnet. We can’t wait to take up residence in our new home and look forward to being joined by the great and the good of London’s dazzling West End.”

Group bookings

Group organisers can call 02072 061174 for information regarding taking a group to see the show.

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Main image credit: Robert Viglasky.