"Thrills and Quills": LipService Show on Tour

Posted 9 Aug 2017 by Ian Anstice in Jane Austen

Britain's "favourite literary lunatics" do Jane Austen across the North West

LipServiceIn a show entitled Thrills and Quills, professional theatre company LipService, once called “Britain's favourite literary lunatics” by The Guardian, will take a comic look at Jane Austen's letters, examine the vagaries of the Georgian postal system and wonder what witty words Jane could have conjured up with a Twitter account. They will examine the world of communication from quill pen to SnapChat. With extracts from Jane Austen's novels, letters to family members and wickedly funny observations on her neighbours, the show will look at the vivid account Jane conjures of everyday life.

Shows last up to one hour and are ideal for adults and those over 12, although younger children can come along if necessary. There will be questions and answer sessions after the main show at some venues.

Click this link for details about the Travelling Letter Exchange

Show details

August 26th 11.30am                       Leigh Library, Wigan

October 5th 6pm                              Blackpool Central Library Book here

6th October 7pm                              Padgate Library, Warrington

18th October 2 pm + 7pm                Touchstones, Rochdale Book here

19th October  7.30pm                      Ansdell Library, Lancashire

20th October 7.30pm                       Blackburn Central Library

21st October 7.30pm                       Urmston Library, Trafford                           

24th October 6.30pm                       Northwich Library, Cheshire  Book here

25th October 2.30pm                       Birkenhead Central Library, Wirral

30th October 11am                          Huyton Library, Knowsley

1st November 10.30am                   Widnes Library, Halton Book here

2nd November 6.30pm                    Cheadle Library, Stockport Book here

4th November 2pm                          Liverpool Central Library

6th November 11am                        Formby Library, Sefton

7th November 6pm                          Tameside Central Library

8th November 7pm                          Carlisle Library                                  

13th November 7pm                        Newton Le Willows Library, St Helens  Book here

14th November 7pm                        Oldham Library Website              

2nd December 2pm                         Manchester Central Library

13th December 3pm                        Ramsbottom Library Bury Book here

16th December 2pm                        Bolton Central Library


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