The Watsons


Nineteen and new in town, Emma Watson has been cut off by her wealthy aunt. She needs to marry, and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home.
The Watsons at the Harold Pinter Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Harold Pinter Theatre
Starts: Friday 8 May 2020
Closes: Saturday 26 September 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Directed by Samuel West, The Watsons transfers to the West End following sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Chichester Festival Theatre.


Picking up an unfinished novel, Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's 'ingenious and triumphant' (Evening Standard) new comedy pops the bonnet on Jane Austen's world.


Synopsis


Nineteen and new in town, Emma Watson has been cut off by her wealthy aunt.


She needs to marry, and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home.


Luckily, she has plenty of prospective suitors asking to dance, from dashing socialite Tom Musgrave to the stinking rich, socially awkward Lord Osborne.


Which partner to pick?


So far, so familiar, but that's when Jane Austen stopped writing.


Two hundred years on, her forgotten heroine's happy ending still hangs in the balance.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 8 May 2020

Press night:Tuesday 19 May 2020

Closes:Saturday 26 September 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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From £23

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Creatives


Author: Laura Wade, adapted from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen
Composer: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Director: Samuel West
Designer: Ben Stones
Lighting: Richard Howell
Sound: Gregory Clarke
Movement: Mike Ashcroft
Production: Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions

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