Mr. Darcy Loses the Plot


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LipService have been creating original comedies from a distinctly female perspective since 1985. We have won many awards, most recently the Stage Door Foundation Award for Excellence.

It's the centenary of women's suffrage and we are celebrating two great women writers. Our current touring show Mr. Darcy Loses the Plot celebrates Jane Austen and continues into the Summer with performances at Hull Truck Theatre 8th & 9th June.
To celebrate Emily Bronte's 200th anniversary we shall be revisiting our award winning play Withering Looks, adding some new scenes. We will be at Harrogate Theatre in July with further dates later in the year. We have also created a long awaited souvenir tea towel featuring The Blasted Stump a previously undiscovered poem possibly attributed to Emily, but possibly not! Order here

Also for sale is our Withering Looks DVD, shot on location in the actual Bronte Parsonage where the Bronte sisters wrote their actual books, actually. Order a copy here.

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Join in our Quilting

The set for Mr Darcy has a quilted backdrop depicting scenes from the show, inspired by Jane Austen’s own quilt. Individuals and groups all over the country have created squares for us. To get involved visit Mr Darcy Loses the Plot Quilting Forum on Facebook

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LipService On Tour

  • Woodford WI
  • The Hysterical Historical Show
  • Private event
  • 11th April
  • Nailsworth Festival
  • Withering Looks
  • 25th May
  • Tickets available from April
  • Mr Darcy Loses the Plot
  • Hull Truck
  • 8th & 9th June inc Sat matinee
  • Tickets not yet on sale
  • Hungerford Festival
  • The Hysterical Historical Show
  • Tickets not yet on sale
  • 11th July

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