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THE WATSONS

 


20th September -
16th November


PERFORMANCE TIMES

Tuesday - Saturday 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm

No matinee on Saturday 21st September.

Sunday performances from 13th October.
 

Additional performances on Monday 23rd & 30th September at 8pm

Press Night on 30th September  


Running time

TBC
 


CAST

TBA



CREATIVES
 

Written by
Laura Wade

Adapted from the unfinished novel  by
Jane Austen

Direction
Samuel West

Design
Ben Stones

Lighting design
Richard Howell

Sound Design
Gregory Clarke

Music
Isobel Waller-Bridge

 

 

 

This thrilling new play from Laura Wade, the winner of this year's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (Home I'm Darling), is making its London premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory after a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year.


What happens when the writer loses the plot?

Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She’s been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife.

Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who’s as awkward as he is rich.

So far so familiar. But there’s a problem: Jane Austen didn’t finish the story. Who will write Emma’s happy ending now?

Based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them?


Laura Wade’s play Home I'm Darling (Theatr Clwyd, National Theatre, West End & UK tour) won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. Her hit play Posh transferred to the West End from the Royal Court, and then onto the big screen as The Riot Club. Recent work includes the adaptation of Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith and Edinburgh).

This production is presented by

 

It is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production which had its world premiere at the Minerva Theatre on 3 November 2018.


PERFORMANCE DETAILS


From 20th September to 16th November.

Tuesday - Saturday 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm

No matinee on Saturday 21st September.

Sunday performances from 13th October.

Additional performances on Monday 23rd & 30th September at 8pm





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