About Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN
The World Premiere of
Austen's Women: LADY SUSAN
The Old Town Hall’s resident company, the award-winning Dyad Productions, (A Room of One’s Own, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women, Female Gothic) return with a brand new show created in collaboration with The Old Town Hall.
Austen’s Women are back - in a brand-new solo show! Devil-may-care Lady Susan, the coquettish black widow, hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family matriarch Mrs De Courcy; and insouciant best friend, Alicia.
Return to the Regency (or rather, Georgian) in this darkly comic tale of society and the women trapped within it; their struggles, their desires, their temptations and manipulations - and at the vanguard, Lady Susan: charming, scheming, witty, and powerful; taking on society and making it her own. But has she met her match?
Based on Jane Austen’s first full-length work from 1794, and created entirely from letters, the piece is performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Andrew Margerison.
Praise for Dyad Productions...
5 StarsINTELLIGENTLY ADAPTED, BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED... ENTRANCING
- British Theatre Guide
5 StarsA TOWERING PERFORMANCE…ASSURED…RICH
- The Scotsman