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 Spring with performances at Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield 6th & 7th March.
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 on 1st & 2nd March with further dates later in the year.

For sale on our Shop page 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. Theatre tickets also make fab gifts so browse our full schedule here.

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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

  • Harrogate Theatre
  • Withering Looks
  • 1st & 2nd March
  • Book tickets
  • Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield
  • Mr Darcy Loses the Plot
  • 6th & 7th March
  • Book tickets
  • Woodford WI
  • The Hysterical Historical Show
  • Private event
  • 11th April
  • Nailsworth Festival
  • Withering Looks
  • 25th May
  • Tickets not yet on sale
  • Hungerford Festival
  • The Hysterical Historical Show
  • Tickets not yet on sale
  • 11th July

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