The Watsons


Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She's been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse.
The Watsons at Menier Chocolate Factory

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory
Starts: Friday 20 September 2019
Closes: Saturday 16 November 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


This thrilling new play from Laura Wade, the winner of this year's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (Home I'm Darling), is making its London premier at the Menier Chocolate Factory after a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year.


This production is based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production which had its world premiere at the Minerva Theatre on 3 November 2018.


Laura Wade's play Home I'm Darling (Theatr Clwyd, National Theatre, West End & UK tour) won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.


Her hit play Posh transferred to the West End from the Royal Court, and then onto the big screen as The Riot Club.


Recent work includes the adaptation of Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith and Edinburgh).


Synopsis


What happens when the writer loses the plot?


Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town.


She's been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home.


Emma and her sisters must marry, fast.


If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife.


Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who's as awkward as he is rich.


So far so familiar.


But there's a problem: Jane Austen didn't finish the story.


Who will write Emma's happy ending now?


Based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them?


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Theatre


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 20 September 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm

(Additional performances on Monday 23rd & 30th September at 8pm)


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm

(No matinee on Saturday 21st September)


Tickets


Standard:
£40.00 to £45 - premier: £47.50

Concessions:
£37.50

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Creatives


Author: 

Laura Wade

Adapted from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen


Director: Samuel West
Designer: Ben Stones
Sound: Gregory Clarke

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