About Northanger Abbey

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel

Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family 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 real-life adventure begins.

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

Join us and escape the world into this deliciously fun and fresh take of Austen.

Northanger Abbey has been nominated for four Off West End Awards (Offies) - don't miss your chance in seeing Jane Austen's award-nominated new stage production!

4 Stars

Zoe Cooper’s incisive adaptation approaches the tale from a fresh, contemporary angle.

- The Stage
4 Stars

Austen would thoroughly approve of this playful adaptation.

- Evening Standard
4 Stars


- The Times
4 Stars

It's all fantastic fun.

- The Reviews Hub
4 Stars

Engaging and imaginative.

- London Theatre 1
4 Stars

Zoe Cooper's queer reading is a tonic: clever, funny and seriously silly

- The Arts Desk