Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel Tickets
Leicester Square Theatre
Approx. capacity: 470
Main House Capacity: 400 Lounge Capacity: 70 "An unquestionably groovy place to be" Sunday Times LST is a magnificently restored theatre located in the heart of the West End with two exceptional spaces running a healthy programme of comedy, cabaret, dance, music and theatre. The 400 seat theatre boasts 2 bars perfectly positioned in the auditorium with newly-installed cinema style seating and a second intimate Lounge Theatre with a capacity of up to 70 with its own bar and cabaret-style seating. The theatre was reopened by Lesley Ackland and Martin Witts in August 2008 with a 12 week run of motor mouth US comedienne Joan Rivers... soon establishing itself as one of London?s foremost comedy venues playing host to the major comedy talent of the today including Bill Bailey, Michael McIntrye, Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Mark Little, Julian Clary, Russell Howard, Richard Herring and annual seasons with Doug Stanhope and Stewart Lee. The theatre has an illustrious history as a live music venue. As the Cavern in the Town in the Sixties, Beat group The Small Faces had a regular residency. In the 1970s, as the Notre Dame Hall, The Rolling Stones played there along with The Who. But punk ruled supreme and the venue hosted some riotous early landmark gigs by The Sex Pistols. The Clash previewed their London Calling material there in 1979 before recording the seminal album the following month. Therefore it wasnt long before music started playing a vital role in the theatres programming. Macy Gray, Boy George, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayall, Michael Feinstien, Dame Cleo Laine, Hazel OConnor, David McAlmont, Ruby Turner and Tony Christie are just a handful of names that have played the theatre in the last few years.
The Leicester Square Theatre is a two minute walk from Leicester Square tube station.
The Leicester Square Theatre is a ten minute walk from Charing Cross mainline station.
The venue is in central London so it is advised to use public transport where possible.
Dial-A-Cab 020 7253 5000 Radio Taxis 020 7272 0272 Computer Cab 020 7286 0286
Numbers 24, 29 and 176.
Nearest Parking is in China Town - http://www.q-park.co.uk/parking/london/q-park-chinatown There is no parking in Leicester Square.
Number of Steps
To gain access to the main auditorium it is necessary to come down 14 steps into the main foyer. It is then a further 6 steps down to the auditorium itself, which is all on one level.
To gain access to the main auditorium it is necessary to come 14 steps down into the main foyer. It is then a further 6 steps down to the auditorium itself, which is all on one level. The toilets are a further 7 steps down from the main foyer. The Lounge is a further level below and 16 stairs down from the main foyer.
Currently Leicester Square Theatre has no wheelchair access.
Guide Dogs and Hearing dogs are permitted in the auditorium (please inform the venue before), they can stay with you during the performance or a member of staff will be happy to care for your dog.
Austentatious returns to it's London home in resplendent fashion! In each show, the all-star cast will improvise a brand new Jane Austen novel, based on an audience suggestion. Previous 'lost works' have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Jurassic Mansfield Park, & Double 0 Darcy! Fresh from two National tours, four total sell outs at the Edinburgh Fringe, appearances on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra, as well as winning the Chortle award for Best Improv Act. Featuring a cast of fast-rising comedy stars ~ Cariad Lloyd (BBC3's Crims, C4's Toast), Joseph Morpurgo (BBC2's Harry & Paul), Rachel Parris (C4's The IT Crowd, Sky's ThroneCast) & Andrew Hunter Murray (Qi's No Such Thing As A Fish, Private Eye). Performed in Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, so mark your dance card, fetch your bonnet and book your tickets! Swooning guaranteed! Recommended by The Times, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Independent & Time Out. ✰✰✰✰✰ "A potboiler of a parody, joyously performed" - Times ✰✰✰✰✰ "One of the most impressive comedy shows on the Fringe" - Chortle ✰✰✰✰ "One of the most enjoyable 60 minutes on the Fringe" - Guardian ✰✰✰✰ "Supersmart & terrifically funny" - Scotsman "Highly impressive ... tremendous fun" - Time Out "A bravura slab of improvisation" - Independent
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Booking Period Sunday performances 31 January - 26 June 2016 at 7pm
Running Time: 60 minutes
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