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The Ruffled Umbrella Company presents:
An Evening at Home with the Austens
Ruffled Umbrella, an emerging theatre company from Bath, are bringing their latest production to Cornwall. ‘An Evening at home with the Austens’ is a lively comedy based on the juvenile writings of Jane Austen.
On a midsummer evening, in a rural part of Hampshire, the Austen family are preparing some home theatricals. Jane Austen, her brother Henry and their cousin, Eliza de Feuillide, are putting on a sketch show! Join the Austen family for this evening of fun, interact with the characters as they prepare for their show, and watch as Jane Austen’s satirical writings come to life. With so many loveable characters to portray, girls will play boys and more reluctantly boys will have to play girls in this farcical comedy.
‘An Evening at Home with the Austens’ is a light hearted performance based on the early, unpublished stories Jane Austen wrote as a teenager. This production combines the Austen family’s enthusiasm for creating theatricals, and Jane Austen’s juvenilia to create a modern sketch show in a classical setting. The sketches include the stories of Evelyn, The Three Sisters as well as snippets from The History of England. Meet the family, indulge in the whimsical stories, and join in with a good old fashioned sing-song.
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Created from the rarely used stories written by Jane Austen as a teenager, this farcical piece casts a light on the early workings of this creative genius. Jane and her family decide to put together an evening of parody, satire and silliness in this light-hearted sketch-comedy.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Ruffled Umbrella Company is an emerging theatre company based in Bath. Founded four years ago by graduates of Bath Spa University, Ruffled Umbrella create theatre that captivates and surrounds the audience, bringing them into the world of the play. The company has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Festival D’Hiver in Paris, where they won ‘Best Show’, and at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire.
Sterts Theatre, Liskeard
Tuesday 23rd July, 07:30 pm
Tickets: £10 (cons. £8, Child £6)
Box Office – http://www.sterts.co.uk
The Burrell, Truro
Wednesday 24th July, 07:30 pm
Tickets: £8 (Child £5, Family £22)
Box Office – http://www.crbo.co.uk
The Acorn Theatre, Penzance
Thursday 25th July, 07:30 pm
Tickets: £9 (cons. £7)
Box Office – www.crbo.co.uk