Studious cavalier Mr Andrew Hunter Murray is preparing to tour the country with his delightful podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, and he and his well-read colleagues have just published their latest book, the all-encompassing mirth-bible The Book of the Year 2018.
Miss Charlotte Gittins is fleeing the country to improvise in French at a big impro festival on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean; which may be the biggest threat to international relations since Napoleon. She is also delighted to be working on a documentary series with Jeff Goldblum, a gentleman of no little renown.
Mr Graham Dickson has just released a new short film, Down From London. He continues to perform and teach at The Free Association and is busy overseeing the theatre’s move to a brand new venue in 2019, which is quite the talk of high society. He will also be performing his most recent solo show, Timber, at Soho Theatre in Spring 2019.
In quite sensational news Miss Cariad’s Lloyd’s acclaimed Griefcast won a most prestigious ARIA for Best Podcast. What’s more, she’s just finished filming Lee & Dean for Channel 4, and the panto she has co-written – Dick Whittington – is now on at the Lyric Hammersmith (oh yes it is!).
Mr Daniel Nils Roberts launched his humorous short documentary about the Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham Bombastic Rubbish with an event at the Hippodrome, and has skewered Scandinavia in another short film about the mysterious Jante Law for BBC Ideas. He’s also all a-fluster preparing to perform his new solo show The History of the World in 1 Hour in Australia. Who ever heard of blazing sun in February?!
Miss Rachel Parris can shortly be found doing a Christmas Show called There Will Be Christmas Cake, at the Omnibus in Clapham, from 18-23 December, and her glittering performance on Live At The Apollo recently aired, and is now a must-watch on the iPlayer.
Some say Joseph Morpurgo can be seen wandering the North Downs at night, a wraith-like figure wreathed in mist, incandescent eyes blazing through the gloaming, and a primal howl falling from his foaming jowls. He may just be enjoying the festive season at home though.
Can’t get enough of the Austentatious players? Dying to know what we’re all up to?
Well, it’s your lucky day – here’s all the latest activity from our magnificent eight:
Miss Amy Cooke-Hodgson has been wearing a boiler suit and wrangling zombies for a new comedy film – Z-Hab (out very soon), and in the mean time she guest appears in Off the Top, an improvised cabaret show, alongside Jason Kravits off-Broadway this month.
Mr Andrew Hunter Murray can be seen weekly in the latest series of satirical juggernaut The Mash Report on BBC 2, and is preparing to leap into action on tour with fact-toting gallants No Such Thing As A Fish.
Our dear Lady Cariad Lloyd continues her series of melancholy and yet surprisingly cheery chats about death with various comedian of note. You can listen to these marvellous and touching talks here.
Miss Charlotte Gittins is working behind the scenes on a major documentary, travelling across Germany, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia. Let us hope she avoids Napoleon’s forces on her travels.
Mr Daniel Nils Roberts recently directed, edited and lent his voice to a short documentary about universal languages for BBC online – “Should We All Write In Chinese?” We’re not sure quite what Jane would think about that idea…
Mr Graham Dickson is developing a brand new solo Edinburgh Fringe show for 2018, whilst jetting off to LA for pilot season (and a healthy dose of improv performances at iO West and UCB). You can catch him in London weekly with the Free Association, who will likewise wend their way to Scotland in August.
Mr Joseph Morpurgo’s acclaimed solo show Hammerhead is embarking on tour around the UK in May and June, and if you are stuck in our smoggy capital it will also return to the Soho Theatre for a week-long residency.
Miss Rachel Parris is currently spreading satire like wildfire, in The Mash Report, and she will be touring the land in Spring with her solo comedy venture, Keynote, for which tickets are available now!