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Play, Sat 28 Jan 2017

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot


Award-winning comedy duo  LipService , makers of Withering Looks and Inspector Norse celebrate Jane Austen’s life 200 years on.

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 stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds the plot has moved on and Darcy is dancing to a different tune.
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 the vapours.  Featuring quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get involved visit
“The glorious, splendidly silly comic duo” The Independent
“The Laurel and Hardy of literary deconstruction” The Guardian

Presented by LipService Theatre Company

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Sat 28 Jan 2017 19:00 to 22:00
28 Jan 2017



    Swan Street,
    LS1 6LW



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    Map reference: SE 302337  Lat: 53.79874 Long: -1.54297

    By Public Transport:
    From the station turn right along Boar Lane and turn left up the pedestrianised shopping street, Briggate. Swan Street can be found at the top of Briggate, opposite Borders.