Press clippings

Austentatious announce a return to the West End

The improvised Jane Austen show will have a weekly residency at the Fortune Theatre on Mondays from February 22 to July 27, plus a Mothering Sunday special on March 14 - a total of 23 dates.

Chortle, 14th September 2020

Review: Austentatious at The Fortune Theatre

It began life in Edinburgh on the Free Fringe, and built such an incredible following that it would go on to sell out in Edinburgh for a further five years.

Theatre Weekly, 10th March 2020

Interview: Austentatious (People's Choice Improv Award)

In total 1,386 people voted and they chose Austentatious: The Improvised Novel, for their choice for Show of the Year. I spoke to Rachel Parris about the show and being part of such a prestigious improv show.

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 29th December 2019

Austentatious review

A hit & miss 90 minutes of improv comedy - but the hits are worth the misses.

To Do List, 3rd March 2019

Review: Austentatious at Fortune Theatre

"Is Guildford even in Surrey?!" This line, roared at the crowd, has surely never been met with such an explosion of laughter from a captivated audience as it did halfway through Austentatious, but that's part of the genius of this improv group.

Dan Struthers, The Upcoming, 26th February 2019

Austentatious review

Knocking the staid reputation Austen never really deserved out of the Mansfield Park with decorum and delight.

Victoria Nangle, The Latest, 24th September 2018

DVD Review: Austentatious

It's all immensely warm and likeable, those expecting anything particularly unusual will come away disappointed but then that's not the idea really, this is taking the concept of Austen's witty studies of England and playing around with them in a joyously silly fashion.

Comedy To Watch, 20th September 2018

Austentatious extends West End run, transfers to Savoy

Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel will extend its run in London's West End with three performances announced at the Savoy Theatre following this month's date at Piccadilly Theatre.

Theatre Weekly, 7th February 2018

GriefCast Interview: Cariad Lloyd

Cariad Lloyd is a comedy writer and performer, a part of comedy sketch group Austentatious and also creator of the GriefCast podcast. GriefCast has been running since 2016, with each episode featuring a different comic who, like Cariad, has lost someone close to them.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 22nd January 2018

Austentatious review

Austentatious returns to the London stage, as we watch the cast tackle another long-lost Jane Austen classic - 'We Need to Talk About Emma'. Improvising entire novels based on audience suggestions, the cast aims to make the narrative fit within Austen's distinct style, largely to success.

Dovydas Laurinaitis, The National Student, 12th December 2017

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