Written by Jane Austen.
Adapted by Katherine Rigg, with the company.
Running time: approximately 2 hour 10 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
2017 - 2019
Originally developed in 2017 with the support of Proteus Theatre Company. This was Cyphers first show to be designed for wider touring and massively developed the company's audience and network.
Catherine Morland has grown up in the country, with only sensational novels and pop culture to inform her of life beyond the village. Leaving home for the first time, she expects brooding heroes, ruthless bandits and glorious adventures to await her.
They don’t. After all, reality is more complicated.
Catherine discovers that friends can hurt, heroes aren’t always nice, and evil is sometimes just a point of view. How can real people be understood when they say one thing and mean another? In Bath and then Northanger Abbey, Catherine must learn how to navigate between what is real about love, friendship and strange men…and what is not.
"Remarkably inventive... If I hadn't known any better I might have thought this were a freshly written play as opposed to an adaptation of a novel."
London Theatre 1
"A lovely sense of camaraderie is create on the stage, with tasteful audience address and with everyone participating in a suspension of disbelief - it is extremely enjoyable to watch and be involved in.
I cannot wait to see which novel Cyphers choses to adapt next."
A Younger Theatre