Northanger Abbey is Jane Austen’s gothic tale of a young girl and her over-active imagination. Seventeen year old Catherine Morland starts her adventure in Bath where she meets two new families, the Thorpes and the Tilneys. It is the ins and outs of these relationships coupled with an overactive imagination, fed by her love of gothic romances, that takes Catherine from Bath to Northanger Abbey and ensuing drama.
At The Carriageworks for just one performance on Thursday 27th April at 7.45pm, this remarkably faithful adaptation by Box Tale Soup conjures up a period drama with just two performers, a vintage trunk and a troupe of puppets.
An original version written by the company, it features handmade puppets, props and costume, and offers a fresh and inventive take on Austen’s classic story of gothic romance and misadventure.
Performers Noel Byrne and Antonia Christophers have appeared in shows like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, BBC’s The Hour and CBBC’s Mission 2110.
Tickets (£10.50/ £8.50) are available from 0113 376 0318, online at carriageworkstheatre.org.uk or in person at the City Centre Box Office, Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, LS1 3AD.