Jane and Fringe Theatre and Puppets

Jane and Fringe Theatre and Puppets

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As part of Brighton's 2016 Fringe Festival, the theatre company Box Tale Soup performed their adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. It's not like your average stage adaptation though. This one has been done with puppets. Which for some people will be a really interesting and fun change, but the show is a bit like Marmite - you'll either love it or hate it.

One review of the show said that
 This show has charm aplenty. The sheer artistry alone is impressive: the company devise the piece and make the puppets and props themselves – primarily out of paper, which gives them a pleasingly retro feel.
An interesting idea. We wonder if there'll be other Austen novels adapted in the same way by Box Tale Soup at some point in the future...
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