The Watsons archiveWhat 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?


Author: Laura Wade
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Work type: Play.


Director Samuel West. Design Ben Stones. Lighting Johanna Town. Sound Gregory Clarke. Music Isobel Waller-Bridge. Director Charlotte Sutton (casting director). Performer Joe Bannister. Performer Louise Ford. Performer Grace Molony. Performer Laurence Ubong Williams. Performer Sam Alexander. Performer Sally Bankes. Performer Jane Booker. Performer Elaine Claxton. Performer Tim Delap. Performer Rhianna McGreevy. Performer Elander Moore. Performer Paksie Vernon. Performer Cat White. Performer John Wilson Goddard.
20 Sep 19 to 16 Nov 19Menier Theatre, Outer London :: V341546307
listing details L01556412766


Corporate Sponsor De'Longhi (Chichester). Director Samuel West. Design Ben Stones. Lighting Johanna Town. Music Isobel Waller-Bridge. Director Charlotte Sutton (casting director).
3 Nov 18 to 1 Dec 18Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
listing details L01605794704

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