I TALK TO Cariad Lloyd

Hoping to make it five sellout years in a row, award-winning improvised comedy show Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe.

The all-star cast including Cariad Lloyd (Peep ShowMurder In Successville), Joseph Morpurgo (Siblings, Drunk History) and Rachel Parris (The IT Crowd), will once again be improvising a brand new Jane Austen work before your very eyes, based upon a single suggestion.

As audience members take to their seats, they are encouraged to write the titles of imaginary Austen novels, one of which is selected, entirely at random, and immediately performed.

Presented in full period costume with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious presents an ambitious story with all the trappings of Austen’s best work: rounded characters, delicate plotting, and real drama.