Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

The award-winning smash-hit comedy, as heard on BBC Radio 4, continues at the Arts Theatre following a sold-out stint since 2022!


The award-winning smash-hit comedy, as heard on BBC Radio 4, opens at the Arts Theatre


The all-star Austentatious cast improvise a hilarious new Jane Austen novel every night! Inspired entirely by a title from the audience and performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment - it’s a riotous, razor-sharp show where swooning is guaranteed.


The revolving Austentatious cast include numerous, award-winning TV and Radio starring performers, including Rachel Parris (The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo), Cariad Lloyd (QI, Inside No.9, Griefcast, The Witchfinder), Joseph Morpurgo (Radio 4, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee), Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish) and more.


★★★★★ 'Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny’ The Times
★★★★ ‘A joy to behold’ The Guardian


105 minutes, including interval



Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

Please contact the box office directly for all enquiries and access bookings on 020 7836 8463.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 14 years and older


4.8(13 reviews)
  • AD

    Sep 27, 2023

    I've never laughed so hard for so long. Such a talented cast, improvising to perfection. Enjoyed every minute of it!

  • John Lomas-Bullivant

    Jun 20, 2023

    My second helping of Austentatious was as fabulous as the first. Hilariously funny and super smart - you'll just cry with laughter! Booking tickets is the smartest thing you'll do this year!

  • Liane M

    Jun 13, 2023

    Wasn’t sure what to expect as not massive Austen fans but we couldn’t believe how good it was.Genuinely laugh out loud funny and such quick wit.Thoroughly enjoyable evening.Thank you.

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