Nonsense & Sensibility

from Three's Company & Anonymous Is A Woman

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Fringe worth its salt must be in want of a Austen-themed farce.

...well, pop on your bonnets and whip out the barouche-box, because that is exactly what's on offer!

A new corset-splitting comedy that uncovers Austen's long-lost (and strangely palaeontology-themed) theatrical work, from the multi-award-winning team behind Boris: World KingAuditorium, Play On WordsNot The Messiah and Plane Of Existence.


  • Update: after a 100% sell-out, one extra performance has been added, on the 23rd July at 9.30pm, at The Arts Centre Studio. The part of 'Harriet' will be played (as 'Harry') by Yaz Al-Shaater, back on the Buxton stage for the first time since 2012.



Written by Tom Crawshaw
Directed by Yaz Al-Shaater

Leila Sykes as Emma (and others)
Madeline Gould as Harriet (and others)


Fri 8th July, 7pm

Sat 9th July, 8.45pm

Sun 10th July, 3pm

Mon 11th July, 8.45pm

Sat 23rd July, 9.30pm

Run time: 45 minutes


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