Fireside Theatre presents...

    Northanger Abbey @ Edinburgh Fringe
    By Jane Austen, adapted by Madeleine Trépanier

    16:30, Mon 12th – Tue 13th August 2019 at Institut Français Écosse, Edinburgh
    16:30, Fri 16th – Sat 24th August 2019 at Institut Français Écosse, Edinburgh
    Summer Vacation

    Northanger Abbey, first performed in Selwyn Chapel in Michaelmas 2018, is going to the Edinburgh Fringe! Join us at the Institut Français Écosse, one of Edinburgh's most lovely Neoclassical buildings, right on the Royal Mile!

    But when a young lady is to be a heroine, something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.

    Seventeen year old Catherine lives a quiet life in the country with only her beloved Gothic novels for excitement. That is, until she is brought to Bath, where her inexperience leaves her in awe of bustle of city life and the glamour of her new friends. But before long Catherine finds herself tiring of the gossip and games of courtship, and can't resist an invitation from the Tilney family to accompany them to their family seat, Northanger Abbey. Enchanted by the estate's Gothic grandeur, Catherine finally feels as though she has fallen into one of her favourite novels, but soon discovers the pitfalls of confusing fact and fiction.

    Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is a heartwarming exploration of the delights of youth, love, and above all, a good novel. Full of Austin's distinctive humour and larger than life characters, this new and unconventional adaptation captures the wit and originality of the 19th century classic.

    Praise for Northanger Abbey:

    "You will probably never see the likes of this again: it is impossible not to be charmed, gripped and thrilled." – Varsity, ★★★★★

    "The spirit and vivacity of [...] Jane Austen's endearing satire of the Gothic novel [...] translates beautifully across to this production" – TCS, ★★★★


    Catherine Morland
    Henry Tilney
    Isabella Thorpe
    James Morland/Mr. Allen
    General Tilney/Mr. Morland
    Mrs. Allen/Captain Tilney
    John Thorpe
    Eleanor Tilney/ Mrs Morland

    Production Team

    Assistant Director
    Assistant Producer
    Publicity Designer
    Writer/Director –
    Lighting Designer
    Technical Assistant –