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Drama, Comedy 18 - 21 January 2017

LipService Present
Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the vellum.

She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling.

Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator embroiders her doilies. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a different tune.

Award-winning comedy duo LipService, makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse celebrate Jane Autens's life 200 years on. LipService explore the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms, squeezing in their writing amongst the hustle and bustle of taking tea, choosing chintz and having vapours.

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This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £68 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full: £14.50 - £22.50
Concs: £14.50 - £20.50
Get In! Under 26: £6

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Sort of ‘faithful’ in a LipService fashion to Jane Austen’s life story including her great love of needlework and quilting, LipService is working with textile artist Lisa Watson to develop the set for Mr Darcy Loses The Plot.  LipService will be sharing the quilt as made so far with the Coliseum’s Full Circle group and a sharing of an in progress performance.  The sharing will take place at Oldham Library in the performance space on Monday 18 July time tbc.  Check social media for details.

Audio Described Performance (By Anne Hornsby of Mind's Eye)
Saturday 21 January, 2.30pm

British Sign Language and Captioned Performance
Thursday 19 January, 7.30pm

Part of the Season Ticket deal

Production Information:

Written by Maggie Fox and Sue Riding

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"The glorious, splendidly silly comic duo" - The Independent

"The Laurel and Hardy of Literary deconstruction" - The Guardian