The problem is, this was a play as light and frothy as Lydia Bennet, while what I want is a Lizzie.
It takes a biographical slant on the novelist’s life, focusing on the apparent sparseness of her romantic affairs and how, if at all, this impacted on the richness of her writing, concerned as it was with love and romance and marriage.
Touring show Austen The Musical follows Jane from the beginning of her writing career and throws a spotlight on the potential suitors who informed her later work.
A new musical about Jane Austen launches a UK tour this month. Austen The Musical is a celebration of one of the best known British authors, taking audiences on a journey to discover the woman behind some of the best-known novels in English literature.