Thursday 7 May 2015

Austen: A New Musical Play

As regular visitors know, there is little that entertains me more than a trip to the theatre and next month, I will be gadding off to see Austen, a new musical play.

The creators of the show are passionate about this new work, and are keen to reach as many fans of the era and the lady as possible, so do read on!


AUSTEN is a new musical play exploring Jane’s relationships with her parents, her little known real life romances and her struggle to become a published author in a male dominated industry. 

AUSTEN was a big hit, sell out show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, was invited to play at the prestigious Jane Austen Festival and has been newly developed for touring. 

Originally written by Rob Winlow, AUSTEN was co-written by multi award winning writer/dramaturg Bernie C Byrnes. This stylish and authentic musical play is directed by award winning West End director Matt Aston. 

The songs range from complete joy at the prospect of true love.. to utter despair on rejection.. to Mrs Austen’s eulogy. 

Forthcoming shows

12th June 2015 Junction Theatre, Goole 
14th June 2015 Doncaster Little Theatre 
26th June 2015 East Riding Theatre, Beverley 

Reviews * * * *  Episode 401  ‘Austen Power!’ (podcast)
‘Engaging, amusing and ultimately touching.’ * * * *  Musical Talk
‘A genuinely affectionate,gentle and assured production. Totally satisfying.’ Musical Theatre Review“An accomplished and entertaining performance & cleverly written , one of the best shows I’ve seen & left me wanting more”  L. Ginty (Fringe Audience)
‘The songs glorious the performances splendid; Engaging new work; The singing is beautiful; A most diverting way to spend an hour’………Broadway Baby.
See AUSTEN on twitter @AustenMusical and facebook AustenMusical.

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