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Thrills & Quills – Jane Austen’s life in letters by LipService

***** both performances have now sold out **********

Celebrate Christmas with Jane Austen & Mrs Gaskell in Thrills & Quills

LipService theatre make a seasonal return to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to take a comic look at Jane Austen’s letters, examine the vagaries of the Georgian postal system and wonder what witty words Jane could have conjured up with a Twitter account.

With extracts from Jane Austen’s novels, letters to family members and wickedly funny observations on her neighbours.

Brace yourself for a surprise appearance by Mrs Gaskell herself, who would clearly not be left out of any party!

“LipService, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics” The Guardian

Tickets £8,

There will be two performances, which will take place in the Servants Halls, at 2.30pm (SOLD OUT) and 5pm (sold out)

10th Dec 2017

2.30pm - 5.30pm

Family Friendly, Performance

And we've got a house. Yes! we really have

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850