If you love Jane Austen novels as much as you love musical theatre, then you are in for a lovely treat – Austen The Musical written by Rob Winlow will be touring various venues across the UK until Thursday 29th March.
The show focuses on the life of Jane Austen herself and not on her many fascinating characters that she imagined over the years. It focuses on her love life and struggles as an author, particularly the issues faced as a female novelist.
Writer Rob Winlow says;
“The starting point and the question we ask, and ultimately try to answer, in the
show, is how come Jane Austen wrote so eloquently about romantic affairs when she had seemingly few loving relationships and never married?”
I can’t wait to see this show as I am a huge Jane Austen fan, I am yet to read a book that I feel surpasses “Pride and Prejudice” and I am an avid reader.
To be honest, I don’t know much about Jane Austen’s personal life, I know there have been TV documentaries charting her life and I’ve watched them, but they were so long ago that I don’t really remember much, it would be entertaining to be re-told her story through the medium of musical theatre.
Jane is played by Edith Kirkwood and Thomas Hewitt plays her suitors. Jane’s parents are played by Jenni Lea-Jones and Adam Grayson.
Check out the dates it’s near you!
UK Tour Dates
Jan 11th – 13th, Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham, 7.30pm
www.oldjointstock.co.uk, 0121 200 1892
Jan 16th – 20th, The Bread & Roses Theatre, London, 7.30pm
www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk, 020 8050 3025
Jan 22nd – 24th, Mirth, Marvel & Maud Theatre, London, 7.30pm
www.mirthmarvelandmaud.com, 020 8520 8636
Jan 25th, Stamford Corn Exchange, Stamford, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk, 01780 766455
Jan 26th – 27th, East Riding Theatre, Beverley, 7.30pm (2.00pm 27th)
www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk, 01482 874050
Feb 8th, Artix, Bromsgrove, 8.00pm
www.artrix.co.uk, 01527 577330
Feb 27th – 28th, Rothes Hall, Fife, 7.30pm
www.onfife.com/venues/rothes-halls, 01592 611101
Mar 7th , Harborough Theatre, Harborough, 7.30pm
www.harboroughtheatre.com, 0333 666 3366
Mar 28th – 29th, Chesil Theatre, Winchester, 7.45pm
www.chesiltheatre.org.uk, 07527 471539
Social Media: Facebook (facebook.com/AustenMusical)
Can’t wait to see this!