Austentatious (Milk Monitors / Laughing Horse Free Festival)
By Tom Bateman | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013
Now I’ve had a chance to think about it, I realise what a difficult task it must be to improvise an entire play in the style of a Jane Austen novel. It seems obvious now, but the supremely talented cast of ‘Austentatious’ just made it look so easy. To be so consistently funny, while also maintaining and developing a coherent narrative in the style of Jane Austen, all without having planned anything beforehand, is nothing short of heroic. I cannot praise the cast highly enough, although special mention must be made of Rachel Parris, whose blinding one-liners left the audience helpless every time. See this show: you’ll have to come early to beat the queues, but its definitely worth the wait.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug (not 13), 1.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Tom Bateman]