THE award-winning creators of Austen’s Women return with a new show, based on Jane Austen’s 1794 full-length work, Lady Susan.

The show will premiere at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre in Taunton on March 19 at 7.30pm.

Performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Andrew Margerison, the play is a compelling ensemble of Ms Austen’s multifaceted characters.

Among the familiar faces are devil-may-care Lady Susan, the oppressed and rebellious daughter Frederica, long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine, family matriarch Mrs De Courcy, and Lady Susan’s irreverent best friend, Alicia.

The performance delves into the Georgian era’s society, through the intricate narrative of trapped women, and their struggles, desires, and manipulations in an engaging tale of wit and charm.

The show is a presentation by Dyad Productions, known for creating, producing, and touring classic theatre with a contemporary emphasis.

A regular feature at the Edinburgh Fringe, their work has been a critical and five star sell-out success since 2009, including shows like Christmas Gothic, Female Gothic, and A Room of One’s Own.

They were awarded the prestigious Three Weeks Editors’ Award for Cumulative Body of Work in 2018.

Lady Susan was created in collaboration with The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, where Dyad Productions is a resident company.

The play features costume design by Kate Flanaghan, sound design by Danny Bright, and lighting design by Martin Tucker.

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