53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

The Watsons Poster

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.


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, 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.

show content hide content

Additional Information


Previews from: 20 September 2019

Opening night: 30 September 2019

Cast and Creative




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

What you thought

Seen The Watsons? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow London Theatreland visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home





Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about The Watsons at Menier Chocolate Factory.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Menier Chocolate Factory and/or The Watsons as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Menier Chocolate Factory and/or The Watsons and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Menier Chocolate Factory and/or The Watsons and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.