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, 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
Sep 27, 2023
I've never laughed so hard for so long. Such a talented cast, improvising to perfection. Enjoyed every minute of it!
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!
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.
May 16, 2023
A highly entertaining romp through an Autenesque novel that took on board homophobic ducks and bisexual bonnets, all in the context of a Dungeons and Darcys bored game. The cast seemed to enjoy it as much as the audience did.
May 2, 2023
We were treated to Sun, Sanditon and Suspicious Parents. It's honestly hard to believe it's all improv, and the fact that you see them trying not to laugh is amazing 😂 props to the gentleman playing twister as two characters!
Apr 25, 2023
Had a great night watching these incredible performers - would definitely recommend! I might even go again as the show is different every night!
Apr 11, 2023
Fabulous evening, really silly & full of laughs. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely want to come again.
Apr 11, 2023
So, so brilliant and clever. Never thought too that my alternative book suggestion of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy would be chosen as the theme for the performance I saw on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday evening. The cast were absolutely incredible in the way they verbally parried with each other with their wit and humour. Very physically agile too incorporating flashback scenes, corpses and frolicking lovers. The cocktail of surrealism and satire, weaving Betelgeuse into Hertfordshire Georgian society was wonderfully entertaining.
Apr 4, 2023
It was - like the curate’s egg - good in parts. I enjoyed the energy of the cast and the improvised performance poetry, but some parts like the giant, 6ft 4 inch six year old just didn’t hit the mark.
Mar 28, 2023
First time at improv! Such a clever cast. Thoroughly enjoyed the show
Feb 21, 2023
Never seen improv live,loved it! Looking for more tickets👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Feb 14, 2023
Absolutely fantastic, hilarious, clever and imaginative. Bravo to the whole cast .Definitely will be coming back
Feb 14, 2023
What a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Laughed and laughed. Absolutely loved this show.