Award-winning comedy duo LipService celebrate Jane Austen’s life 200 years on.
Written and Performed by Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding
Directed by Mark Whitelaw
Set designed by Alison Heffernan
Music by Oliver Vibrans
Video Artist Vita Fox
Offers: Group 5+, SJT+, Under 26s
Price: £22 - £10
Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum. She is dreaming up Darcy - a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane must abandon her work. Now left to his own devices, Darcy embroiders his own storyline whilst his creator stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a different tune.
LipService explore the world of women writers, squeezing in their writing amongst the domestic hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and the odd attack of the vapours..
Award-winning comedy duo LipService, makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse celebrate Jane Austen’s life 200 years on.
"Swimmingly brilliant & egg-layingly funny!" - audience feedback (Dianne Kearns)
"This merry romp will be as much fun to the novice as it is to the bookworm.. On leaving the venue, you feel one hundred times more invigorated than when you went in, with the chuckle-muscles positively aching at the glorious lunacy that Ms Fox and Ms Ryding punt into the auditorium" Yorkshire Post
“The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” The Guardian
The set for the show is a giant quilt made by community quilting groups and individual quilters. If you would like to make a square for the set visit our forum.
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