A production of Jane Austen's first full-length work is set to visit Worcester.

Produced by the award-winning DYAD Productions, Austen’s Women: Lady Susan will visit The Swan Theatre this evening (Thursday, February 29) at 8pm.

The performance is based on Jane Austen’s 1794 work, which was crafted completely from letters.


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The story features devil-may-care Lady Susan, a coquettish black widow, who is on a quest for not one, but two, fortunes.

Other characters are the oppressed and rebellious daughter Frederica, long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine, the family matriarch Mrs De Courcy, and insouciant best friend, Alicia.

The dark comedy highlights the trapped women of Georgian society, their struggles, desires, temptations and manipulations.

At the vanguard, Lady Susan, charming, scheming, witty, and powerful takes on society to make it her own.

Nonetheless, the audience will be left to wonder whether she has met her match.

The production is performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Christmas Gothic, Female Gothic, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, A Room of One’s Own) and directed by Andrew Margerison (A Frantic Assembly’s Fatherland, Macbeth).

Dyad, renowned for creating, producing, and touring classic theatre with a contemporary emphasis, are behind the production.

They have been a staple at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2009, where their work has been a critical success.

Past productions include Austen's Women, I, Elizabeth, and A Room of One’s Own, both of which have received five-star reviews and continue to be showcased across the UK and internationally.

In 2018, the company was honoured with the prestigious Three Weeks Editors’ Award for Cumulative Body of Work.

Its latest piece was created in collaboration with The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead, where they currently reside as a company.

Tickets are still available for £15.