The Online Archive Season

Austen's Women

Dyad Productions

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Austen's Women

Dyad Productions

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. Using only Austen’s words Rebecca Vaughan (Orlando, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway) becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from the major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works.

Austen lovers and the uninitiated alike will revel in this brilliant and illuminating evocation of Austen’s Women.

Written and performed by Rebecca Vaughan
Directed by Olivier Award Winner Guy Masterson

Recording Duration : 72 Minutes

"Nothing short of breathtaking... You won't see many one-woman shows as good as this."
Adelaide Theatre Guide
"Vaughan superbly switches from Regency character to character - one moment the wretched, love-lorn Marianne Dashwood from 'Sense and Sensibility', next the hard-hearted Mrs Norris of 'Mansfield Park' and then the ditzy spinster Miss Bates from 'Emma'."
Adelaide Advertiser

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Tickets for this online show are now no longer available to purchase.



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About the recording

We are making available an archive recording of a performance in front of a live audience at The Swallow Theatre.

The recording was not made with the intention of being shared or broadcast: it was made purely for archive purposes. However, in these strange times in which theatres across the UK are closed to audiences, we would like share it with you.

The theatre company has kindly given their permission for us to do this.

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