Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

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.


Running Time - Mondays
105 minutes, including interval

Running Time - Thursdays/Saturdays
75 minutes, no 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(10 reviews)
  • Denise Penfold

    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.

  • Matt

    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!

  • Anon

    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!

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