Jane Austen comes to the Playhouse stage

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters will be brought to life on The Playhouse stage this Thursday night, November 10.

In this bold revisiting of English literature’s most celebrated and best loved female novelist, writer and performer Rebecca Vaughan’s debut solo production ‘Austen’s Women’ will begin at 8pm.

In scenes of high comedy and moments of profound pathos, Lizzy Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Marianne Dashwood and many more, fall in love, alienate their friends and commit notorious improprieties. Using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan offers a brilliant and illuminating distillation of 19th century feminism by boldly revisiting the most rewarding moments from all six major novels – including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma – plus those in lesser known works such as Austen’s Juvenilia and the unfinished Sanditon.

First performed in Edinburgh in 2009, the play has been described by the Fringe Review as “a startling feat of performance, portrayal, writing and direction”.

“Jane Austen’s was first published 200 years ago, but the characters she has created still resonate today,” Pauline Ross at The Playhouse said. “She is an enduring and much-loved author who work is loved as much for its bewitching humour and delightful characters as it is for its razor sharp social observations. This is definitely not a solo show to miss, for both lifelong fans and those only just discovering the wonder of Jane Austen!”

‘Austen’s Women’ comes to The Playhouse on Thursday, November 10, at 8pm. Tickets are £11/ £8 concession (group rates are available) from The Playhouse Box Office on: 71. 268027 or online at: www.derryplayhouse.co.uk.