Northanger Abbey

Theatre (puppetry, adaptation)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

'I was completely mesmerised by this enchanting production' (Joanna Lumley). Through a remarkably faithful, award-winning adaptation of this classic work, Box Tale Soup will transport you into a world of beautiful paper puppets and gothic romance. With just two performers, seven puppets and a vintage trunk, this unique version of Northanger Abbey ignites the imagination and brings out every last drop of Austen's wit, playfulness and humour. '...Austen must be smiling down' **** (Times). '...Brilliant, dynamic and laugh-out-loud' ***** (ThreeWeeks). '...A triumph of stagecraft' ***** (TheLatest.com). Must See! '...Note perfect... brilliantly portrayed' (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Julia Bolden 23 days ago

The two actors perfectly embody the classic demeanour of the Austen hero/heroine (a combination of elegance and effervescent wit). All other cast members are played by gloriously understated puppets, deftly operated by the same two actors, sometimes even passing seamlessy between them. As well as being a joy to the ear and eye, from start to finish, this show did for me what every good adaptation should; made me determined to read and enjoy the book.

John Fuller 25 days ago

Absolutely brilliant show. Funny, clever, superbly performed. Only 2 performances this year I gather and I was lucky enough to catch the first, largely on a whim. So glad I did - my festival highlight so far, against some really strong competition. Anyone reading this - get a ticket for that last performance. You won’t regret it!!

Greg Moser 25 days ago

Polished and professional, engaging and sweet. Everything a show at the Fringe should be. Among the very best we've seen this year. You will not be disappointed. Not sure how we could have overlooked them in past years as they have been bringing shows to the festival for a number of years. One performance left, sadly.


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