Dyad Productions: Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN

Main House Theatre  |  Saturday 5 October

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From the award-winning creators of A Christmas Carol, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, and A Room of One’s Own.

Austen’s Women are back – in a brand-new solo comedy show! Devil-may-care Lady Susan, the coquettish black widow, hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family matriarch Mrs De Courcy; and insouciant best friend, Alicia.

Return to the Regency (or rather, Georgian) in this wickedly funny tale of society and the women trapped within it; their struggles, their desires, their temptations and manipulations – and at the vanguard, Lady Susan: charming, scheming, witty, and powerful; taking on society and making it her own. But has she met her match?

Based on Jane Austen’s first full-length work from 1794, the piece is performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Andrew Margerison. This is Austen as you’ve never seen her before!

The Maltings and Berwick Literary Festival present Dyad Productions: Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN , created in collaboration with The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead.


"A towering performance."
★★★★★  The Scotsman
"Outstanding…gripping… Vaughan is never less than magnetic."
★★★★★ Three Weeks