Northanger Abbey

Fri 7th Apr 2017 7.30pm
Northanger Abbey

Box Tale Soup’s version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey has been created and adapted entirely by the company. It features a cast of just two human performers and seven hand made puppets. Through our award winning adaptation, we have tried to remain as faithful to the original work as possible, taking the vast majority of the dialogue verbatim from the novel. This, combined with the use of puppetry, has made the production a favourite of Austen lovers and sceptics alike!

Northanger Abbey tells the story of the young, naïve and unlikely heroine Catherine Morland. We follow her to Bath where she is introduced into Society and the delights of the Gothic novel. We see her falling in love with the dashing, witty (if mildly sarcastic) Henry Tilney and we watch with horror as she allows her overactive imagination to get the better of her. It is a heartwarming love story with genuine laugh-out-loud humour and dark, melodramatic Gothic horror!

Noel Byrne and Antonia Christophers’ previous acting credits include the BBC’s Dr Who and The Hour, HBO’s award winning Game of Thrones, CBBC’s Mission 2110 and original work for the Royal Court Theatre, London and Contact Theatre, Manchester. They formed Box Tale Soup together in 2012.

**** The Times “…Austen must be smiling down.”
***** ThreeWeeks “…brilliant, dynamic and laugh-out-loud.”
Must See! The Stage “…note perfect…brilliantly portrayed.”



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Age Guidance: 12+

Running Time: 75 minutes (no interval)

* Series Ticket Offer – When buying all 3 events ( Northanger Abbey,The Great Train Robbery, and Twelfth Night)


Friday 7th April
Start: 7.30pm

Ticket Prices

  • Adults£9.00
  • Concessions£7.00
  • Group 10+£7.00
  • * Series Ticket Adult£9.00
  • *Series Ticket Concession£6.50

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