Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories.

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Ever wondered what Jane Austen wrote before Mr Darcy? Ever wanted period drama without the dull bits? You're in luck! This is Austen without the slow stuff. Not just tea drinking and polite parties; this is heroines dying of fainting fits, dastardly villains, thieves, prisons and devastatingly dreadful carriage crashes, as we introduce: the lost Austen classics. '...an utter treat' (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). '...glad, ludicrous and enjoyable' (Edinburgh49.org). From the producers of Miss Marchbanks ***** (BroadwayBaby.com), 2014's National Loaf **** (EdFringeReview.com) and 2013's Goblin's Story, winner of the Edinburgh49 Prize 2014 for Distinctive and Memorable Theatre.

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"So let this be a lesson to you. Beware of fainting fits."

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories will be running at the Edinburgh Free Festival this year from the 21st-30th August. We will be performing four different plays on a two day rotational basis, all of which have been adapted from Austen's juvenilia.

Ever wondered what Jane Austen wrote before Mr Darcy? Before Mr Willoughby, Catherine Morland or even Lady Susan? Ever wanted Austen without the dull bits? Well you're in luck! This is Austen without the slow stuff.

Before Austen wrote Mr Darcy she wrote heroines dying of fainting fits and being attacked by thieves, although not necessarily in that order; she wrote about the unappreciated difficulties of making a wedding breakfast and an incomplete history of all the rulers of England.

Straight from performing at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath in 2014, Charlotte Productions returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a sixth year running with their silliest period drama ever. Breathing fresh life into forgotten Jane Austen works, this production is a fresh look at one of Britain's best loved authors as we introduce the lost Austen classics.

"an utter treat" (AllEdinburghTheatre)

"glad, ludicrous and enjoyable" (Edinburgh49)

"a very fun play" (EdinburghTheatreReview)

From the producers Miss Marchbanks (***** BroadwayBaby.com), 2014's National Loaf (**** EdFringeReview) and 2013's Goblin's Story, winner of the Edinburgh49 Prize 2014 for Distinctive and Memorable Theatre.