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Austentatious offer an eloquent, irreverent and 100% improvised take on Britain's favourite novelist - watch a full-length Austen story crafted from scratch, entirely based on your suggestions! At your behest, the group will conjure a one-off literary masterpiece, full of society balls, dashing lords and stolen looks.
Opened at the Embassy Theatre in London on 6 December 1930. Murder Mystery. The theft of a devastating new explosive formula and the murder of its inventor presents Hercule Poirot with one of the most puzzling cases of his career. His suspects: a mysterious Italian; a flirty flapper; a genteel spinster; an impecunious son and the enigmatic secretary all have motives. An intriguing mystery worthy of Poirot's 'little grey cells' from the Queen of Crime!
1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother... and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing in the end-game of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies' advance from the West - and also the advancing Russian armies from the East - this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: a downed RAF officer, cowering in a barn; a homeless school choir on the run and their Countess saviour, harbouring them from the Nazis; and the mechanised American cavalry, appearing over the horizon. It is Lizzie's story - but Marlene, the elephant, is the heroine. Plodding, obdurate, opportunistic, load bearing, indestructible, cheering - Marlene embodies the stubbornness of the human will and how it will do everything to survive.
For Layla, every day is a battleground. The pay gap, the thigh gap, over-sexed pop an photoshopped selfies - they're just part of the world she lives in. But Layla's world is about to change. While breaking out of her bedroom - and with drama, comedy, poetry and music as her weapons - Layla breaks down and makes sense of the realities, difficulties and absurdities of teenage life in the UK today. Collected from a bespoke national survey, the voices of a thousand UK teens are brought to life in Layla. Their ambitions, concerns, role-models and regrets are woven together by award-winning Sabrina Mahfouz and offer a hard-hitting yet hopeful story.
Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum. She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline whilst his creator embroiders her doilies. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a rather different tune.
LipService explore the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours
How far would you go to be with the one you love? Viv and Dennis Ockerby would feel more at home in their slippers watching Cash in the Attic than in a laboratory at the cutting edge of science and medical ethics, yet here they are. This ordinary couple have won a shot at immortality, but how does it feel to contemplate a second chance at life? To visualise a distant future with them in it? Or the alternative: to have to say goodbye. Coronation Street writer Debbie Oates skilfully guides you on a funny, heart-warming journey through the icy world of cryonic freezing. A world Dennis and Viv barely understand, let alone thought they'd ever be a part of. But as Dennis marches towards his destiny, Viv stumbles: is this really what people are doing nowadays? And what if the future doesn't want them?