Preview: Austen’s Women: Lady Susan, Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: Austen’s Women: Lady Susan, Theatre Royal Winchester

Fans of Jane Austen will enjoy the darkly comic Austen’s Women: Lady Susan, which comes to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 2 May.

Lady Susan is a brand-new one-woman show about society and the women trapped within it – featuring the devil-may-care black widow character of Lady Susan, who is hunting down fortune, rebellious daughter Frederica, long-suffering sister in law Catherine, matriarch Mrs De Courcy, and untroubled best friend, Alicia.

Lady Susan transports audiences to the Georgian era, where it explores the characters’ struggles, desires, temptations and manipulations – while at its heart is the charming, but powerful and scheming Lady Susan.

Based on Jane Austen’s first full-length work from 1794, and created entirely from letters, the show is brought to the stage by the award-winning theatre company, Dyad Productions – a regular fixture at the Edinburgh Fringe whose work garners five-star reviews and who tour the UK and world. Previous productions include I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic ,and A Room of One’s Own, which received a warm welcome when it was performed at the theatre on International Women’s Day last year.

Lady Susan is performed by Rebecca Vaughan.

Austen’s Women: Lady Susan is a Pick Your Price event meaning audiences can opt for the ticket price that works best for them – with tickets starting from just £8.

Austen’s Women: Lady Susan will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 2 May at 7.30pm. Recommended age: 10+. For more information or to book tickets, visit: or call 01962 840 440.

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