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Due to ongoing advice from the government regarding the spread of Coronavirus and the inevitable knock-on effect this has had on the show's production timetable, we regret to inform you that the forthcoming run of The Watsons at the Harold Pinter Theatre has been cancelled.
Although this news is disappointing, we very much hope to find a way to remount The Watsons at a later date. Until then, the health and wellbeing of our company and audiences remain our priority, and we thank you for your continued understanding during this difficult time.
If you are a ticket holder you do not need to do anything for the moment as your ticket provider will be in contact to assist you. We wish safety and good health to you all.
Nineteen and new in town, Emma Watson’s 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.
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. Directed by Samuel West, The Watsons transfers to the West End following sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Chichester Festival Theatre. What happens when a writer loses the plot and fictional characters take control of their tale?
Full Casting to be announced soon.
A new play by Laura Wade
Directed by Samuel West
Designer - Ben Stones
Lighting Designer - Richard Howell
Movement - Mike Ashcroft
Music - Isobel Waller-Bridge
Casting Director - Amy Ball CDG
‘Excellent. Jane Austen has never been quite as much fun.’
‘Laura Wade triumphs spinning Jane Austen into major theatrical gold’