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
Corporate Sponsor: De'Longhi (Chichester)
Director(s): Samuel West, Charlotte Sutton (casting director)
Design: Ben Stones
Lighting: Johanna Town
Music: Isobel Waller-Bridge
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The Watsons

The Watsons (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0920093491. Details of all The Watsons archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S636020657

Archive Listings

3 Nov 18
1 Dec 18
Minerva Theatre
West Sussex

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