Following the announcement that ATG Theatres will be closed until 31st May, we regret to inform you that the first three weeks of The Watsons performances have been cancelled. Your point of purchase will be in contact to discuss your options. We will keep you updated with performances beyond 31st May.

We would like to thank our audiences for your understanding and we hope you stay safe and well.


“A beautifully bold production. A stunning play.”

The Guardian

Nineteen and new in town, Emma Watson’s been cut off by her wealthy aunt. She needs to marry, and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home.

Luckily, she has plenty of prospective suitors asking to dance, from dashing socialite Tom Musgrave to the stinking rich, socially awkward Lord Osborne. Which partner to pick?

So far, so familiar, but that’s when Jane Austen stopped writing. Two hundred years on, her forgotten heroine’s happy ending still hangs in the balance.

Picking up an unfinished novel, Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade’s ‘ingenious and triumphant’ (Evening Standard) new comedy pops the bonnet on Jane Austen’s world. Directed by Samuel WestThe Watsons transfers to the West End following sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Chichester Festival Theatre.

What happens when a writer loses the plot and fictional characters take control of their tale?

Coronavirus Update: For the latest information please click here click here.

If you are enquiring about exchanges or refunds for an upcoming performance, please contact your point of purchase.


“Excellent. Jane Austen has never been quite as much fun.”

The Times


“Jane Austen’s unfinished novel bursts on to the stage in Wade’s brilliantly funny take.”


Production Photography