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The Watsons

September 20 - November 16, 2019

t fizzes with life, rattles along at a cracking pace and provides an entertaining an evening as I've seen this year.

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Why See The Watsons?

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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, 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.

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Dates

Previews from: 20 September 2019

Opening night: 30 September 2019

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Creative

Written by Laura Wade
Directed by Samuel West
Design by Ben Stones

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