Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel (Austentatious and Underbelly Productions)
By Daisy Malt | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016
To leave your fate in the hands of the crowd is bold, but the cast of ‘Austentatious’ is more than ready for the challenge. From an audience suggestion selected at random, they performed ‘Daft and Delirious’, a tale of family struggles, love and polygamy. In it, the ribbon-selling Carstairs siblings encounter the mysterious Lord Stanley, who harbours an unhealthy love of his Maypole (and Decemberpole…one for each month in fact). In this entirely improvised show, the cast take a simple concept and execute it gloriously. Their ability to maintain momentum and devise a coherent, yet hilarious, narrative without knowing what bizarre line their colleagues will come out with next is impressive. It’s eye-wateringly funny afternoon entertainment, with no two shows ever the same.
Underbelly George Square, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]