Peter Huntley is proud to present the British premiere of AUSTENTATIOUS in March 2009. Fresh from a sell-out run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, new musical comedy AUSTENTATIOUS is a love letter to the theatre. Stage manager Sam is stretched to breaking point during a chaotic new production of Pride and Prejudice. Will the cast learn to stop arguing? Will Mr Darcy choose the right girl? Will those tap shoes ever come in handy? Find out at the Landor Theatre in March 2009!
AUSTENTATIOUS will feature Cassidy Janson (Tick Tick Boom, Wicked, Only the Brave) as Sam, Simon Lipkin (Avenue Q, Footloose, The Wedding Singer) as Blake, Richard Meek (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Rocky Horror Show) as David, Fem Belling (Hairspray, Footloose) as Emily, Jenna Boyd (Les Misérables, Acorn Antiques) as Jessica, Lucy Mills (Simply Cinderella) as Lauren and Ilan Goodman (Old Vic 24 Hour Plays, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Glass Menagerie) as Dominic.
AUSTENTATIOUS was created by emerging musical theatre writers Matt Board, Jane Caplow, Kate Galvin, Luisa Hinchliff and Joe Slabe. The group began their collaboration whilst studying musical theatre at Goldmiths, University of London.
The UK premiere of AUSTENTATIOUS will be directed by Lotte Wakeham. Most recently, Lotte has assisted Matthew Warchus on The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic, and directed the acclaimed Language of Love Shakespeare festival at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, which accompanied Peter Hall’s production of Love’s Labour Lost. She has championed new writers, winning last year’s Cameron Mackintosh New Writing Festival with her production of Play on Words by Tom Crawshaw.
Following his success as Musical Director of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Union Theatre, Chris Mundy joins our team as Musical Director. AUSTENTATIOUS will be designed by Sophie Mosberger, a finalist of the 2007 Linbury Prize and recipient of the Royal Opera House design bursary. She was the set designer of the recent sell-out Union Theatre production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Information on AUSTENTATIOUS
Music and Lyrics by Matt Board and Joe Slabe
Book by Matt Board, Jane Caplow, Kate Galvin, Luisa Hinchliff and Joe Slabe
Producer: Peter Huntley
Director: Lotte Wakeham
Musical Director: Chris Mundy
Designer: Sophie Mosberger
Lighting: Will Reynolds
Choreography: Tim Jackson
AUSTENTATIOUS plays at the Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, London, SW9 9PH from 4 to 28 March,
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday matinees (8, 15, 22 March) at 3pm. Tickets available from the
Landor Theatre box office: www.landortheatre.co.uk and 020 7737 7276.