Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

“Because caught up in her world of fantasy she does not always see the world as it is, does she?”

Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have books to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family life and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own adventure begins.

Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original with her unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

★★★★ ‘Three excellent, quick-witted actors’ - The Times

★★★★ 'Zoe Cooper’s vivaciously queer take on Jane Austen will make readers and audiences think twice' - The Observer

★★★★ '[A] smartly playful adaptation’ - Evening Standard

★★★★ 'Zoe Cooper's incisive adaptation approaches the tales from a fresh contemporary angle' The Stage

★★★★ 'Thanks to Cooper’s tight, witty script and Tessa Walker’s fast-paced direction, it’s all fantastic fun' - The Reviews Hub

★★★★ 'Zoe Cooper's queer reading is a tonic: clever, funny and seriously silly' - The Arts Desk

Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm | Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays

Preview: On Wednesday 27 March ticket prices are capped at £16 for all seats

Socially distanced performance: Tuesday 2 April, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A: Thursday 4 April, 1.30pm

Accessible performances:

  • Dementia-friendly & Captioned: Thursday 11 April, 1.30pm
  • Captioned: Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm
  • BSL interpreted & audio-described: Saturday 13 April, 2.30pm

Age guidance: 12+

March 27, 2024 – April 13, 2024

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW
Malton Museum Festival 2024

July 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024

Malton Museum 36 Yorkersgate Malton YO17 7AB
NYMR Lights Camera Traction - Super Spy

July 20, 2024 – September 1, 2024

Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AJ
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July 20, 2024 – September 1, 2024

Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD