Why See The Watsons?
Losing the plot
Famously unfinished at the time of her death, Jane Austen's The Watsons has kept fans guessing for over 200 years. A classic of her style, the heroine Emma Watson is intelligent and headstrong as she is cast into polite society to find a husband before spinsterdom claims her. With a queue of potential suitors and a decision to make, she is then suddenly cut off after Chapter 5.
Now, Olivier winning playwright Laura Wade (Posh, Home, I'm Darling) takes up the thread of Emma's tale in this fizzing stage adaptation set to make its London debut this autumn. Asking what can characters do after their author abandons them, Wade presents a suitably hilarious ending to Austen's beginning.
Previews from: 20 September 2019
Opening night: 30 September 2019
Cast and Creative
Sam Alexander as Robert Watson
Sally Bankes as Nanny
Joe Bannister as Lord Osborne
Jane Booker as Lady Osborne
Elaine Claxton as Mrs Edwards
Tim Delap as Mr Howard
Sophie Duval as Mrs Robert
Louise Ford as Laura
John Wilson Goddard as Mr Watson
Grace Molony as Emma Watson
Elander Moore as Bertie
Paksie Vernon as Elizabeth Watson)
Cat White as Miss Osborne
Laurence Ubong Williams as Tom Musgrave
Rhianna McGreevy as Margaret Watson
Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard
Written by Laura Wade
Directed by Samuel West
Design by Ben Stones
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