What fun we had enacting such eye-widening tales as Periods & Patriarchy, The Murder at Wobblescotch Manor, and the decidedly risqué When Cousins Marry, in the grand surroundings of the beautifully restored McEwan Hall.
We also mustn’t forget that much-loved staple of the Edinburgh Fringe calendar – Crosstentatious. A one-off special edition of the show where the ladies don the garb of gentlemen and vice-versa! This time around Rebels & Responsibility raised several thousand pounds for the excellent local charity Waverley Care. It also featured possums, jacuzzis and more recreational drug use than we think Jane would normally have included in her novels, but if you put Andrew Hunter Murray in a dress what more can you expect?
We shall have but a short rest in front of the blazing hearth before we set off once again, gallivanting across the country on our national tour, popping back only to frequent London’s Savoy Theatre for our monthly West End shows.
Thank you kindly to everyone who packed out the Hall, and see you next year, Edinburgh, you beautiful beast!
Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us for our Crosstentatious charity special in January. Thanks to the generosity of our audience and those who donated raffle prizes, we managed to raise £3134.46 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund!
Thank you to our wonderful audience and to our noble raffle benefactors: Benefit UK, QI, Mischief Theatre, Faber & Faber, PBJ Management, Leicester Square Theatre and Rowley & Cooke. Thanks too to our noble technician, Jon Monkhouse, our fine musicians, Corrina Connor and Oliver Izod, and photographer Damian Robertson, for donating their time.
As for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, our admiration for them knows no bounds. Should you ever find yourself in possession of a good fortune, they are always most thankful for donations, all of which go towards a truly life-saving cause. We salute them!
As well as Austentatious at Edinburgh’s Udderbelly from 6th to 31st August, we also have an extra special, late-night charity performance on Monday 17th August. Join the ladies and gentlemen of the cast as we swap bonnets and breeches for Crosstentatious, an evening of cross-dressing Regency comedy, all in aid of Waverley Care!