Worksop: Puppetry and humour to provide a fresh take on a classic Austen piece

The Acorn Theatre
The Acorn Theatre

Box Tale Soup Theatre are bringing their version of Jane Austen’s classic Northanger Abbey to Worksop this month.

Directed by Robert Soulsby-Smith, this version of the piece has been created and adapted entirely by the company.

With the appearance of beautiful paper puppets and handmade costumes and props, the production stretches the imagination and brings out every last drop of Austen’s wit, playfulness and humour.

The combination of puppetry and laughter in a classical piece was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe where it enjoyed a three-week run.

Now, it is on tour and comes to the Acorn Theatre in Worksop on Friday, 21st November at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £8 for adults and £5 for juniors are available now from the box office on 01909 501817.

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