Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN

Dyad Productions

The award-winning creators of Austen’s Women, A Christmas Carol, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, and A Room of One’s Own are back with a brand new solo comedy show: Jane Austen’s magnificently crafted tale of manipulation and manners.

Meet devil-may-care black widow, Lady Susan, (“the most accomplished coquette in England”), hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family matriarch Mrs De Courcy; and insouciant best friend, Alicia. 

Return to the Regency (or rather, Georgian) in this wickedly funny tale of society and the women trapped within it; their struggles, their desires, their temptations and manipulations - and at the vanguard, Lady Susan: charming, scheming, witty, and powerful; taking on society and making it her own.  But has she met her match?

Based on Jane Austen’s first full-length work from 1794, the piece is performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Andrew Margerison.   This is Austen as you’ve never seen her before!

Created in collaboration with The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead.

A towering performance

The Scotsman

 

Event: Friday 6 September, 7.30pm
Bar opens: 7pm
Tickets: £15 advance (£13 concession) / £18 on the door (£16 concession) / £9 young person (aged 14-25)

  • Lady Susan wearing black holing a large hat

Dates and times

  1. Fri 6 Sep 2024
    7:30pm
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