Laura Wade’s The Watsons comes to London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, tickets on sale 3 July
Laura Wade’s play is set to make a transfer from Chichester Festival Theatre to London's Menier Chocolate Factory. After it made its world premiere last year, it will be coming to London in Autumn this year with a run from 20 September to 16 November. Its run in Chichester earned it great critical acclaim and will see tickets for The Watsons in London be in high demand!
What is The Watsons about?
Laura Wade’s play is based on world-renowned writer Jane Austen’s unfinished novel. Austen never had the chance to finish the plot, which is where Wade picks up and continues on. The story follows 19-year-old Emma Watson who is new in town and on the search for a good marriage for both herself and her sisters. It’s set at a time when women needed to ensure they married well in order to avoid poverty and this is exactly what Emma and her sisters are facing.
Who is Laura Wade?
Laura Wade has been working professionally as a playwright for 12 years, and now combines screenwriting and playwriting as a career. Laura is most popularly known for her play Posh, which ran at the Royal Court Theatre and was later revived in the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Wade’s 2010 play was adapted into a feature-length film The Riot Club, starring Freddie Fox and Max Irons. Laura has been known to adapt novels into plays before The Watsons, her previous play Tipping The Velvet, which played at Lyric Theatre, was adapted from a Sarah Waters novel.
The Watsons creative team
The show is directed by Samuel West who is both an actor and a director. For the Menier Chocolate Factory production, the creative team will consist of Ben Stones doing design, Gregory Clarke doing light design and Charlotte Sutton doing the casting. Casting is yet to be announced.
The Watsons at the Menier Chocolate Factory tickets available 3 July
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