Picking up an unfinished novel, Laura Wade’s ingenious and triumphant new comedy pops the bonnet on Jane Austen’s world. Directed by Samuel West, The Watsons transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre following sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Chichester Festival Theatre.
★★★★★‘A beautiful bold production. A stunning play’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Excellent. Jane Austen has never been quite as much fun’ The Times
Nineteen and new in town, Emma Watson’s been cut off by her wealthy aunt. She needs to marry, and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home.Luckily, she has plenty of prospective suitors asking to dance, from dashing socialite Tom Musgrave to the stinking rich, socially awkward Lord Osborne. Which partner to pick?
What happens when a writer loses the plot and fictional characters take control of their tale?
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