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Monday, 7 May 2018

Preview: Austen's Women at Arts Centre Washington


DYAD PRODUCTIONS in association with Theatre Tours International presents:
Austen's Women
Arts Centre Washington  
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

A one woman show featuring some of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters comes to Arts Centre Washington on Wednesday 23 May.

 Austen's Women comes from the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, The Time Machine, Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve and Christmas Gothic.

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works as Rebecca Vaughan becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works (the Juvenilia and Sanditon).

This entertaining evocation of Jane Austen’s timeless works is a treat for Austen lovers – who’ll fall in love with these characters all over again – and a perfect primer for the uninitiated.

Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis.  Austen’s Women was a five-star success at Edinburgh in 2009, 2013 and 2017.  It was also a success at Adelaide 2010 and Sydney Writers’ Festival 2016.  Other Dyad productions, The Time Machine, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe and Dalloway garnered five-star reviews at Edinburgh, 2010–2017.  Christmas Gothic joined the Dyad stable in 2015.  All nine Dyad plays continue to tour across the UK and internationally.  The Diaries of Adam and Eve was published in 2013 (StageScripts) and The Unremarkable Death of Monroe in 2016 (Samuel French).  Dyad Productions is Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones.

Austen’s Women is written and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (writer/performer: Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, I, Elizabeth, performer: Jane Eyre, Dalloway, The Diaries of Adam and Eve).  It is directed by Guy Masterson (I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, Olivier Award-winning Morecambe).  Costume by Kate Flanaghan (The Time Machine, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, Bollywood Steps).  It is produced by Rebecca Vaughan and Elton Townend Jones (Dyad Productions) in association with Theatre Tours International.

Tickets:
Austen’s Women comes to Arts Centre Washington on Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm, tickets are £11 / £10 (concessions) and are available from www.artscentrewashington.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0191 561 3455.

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