Mr.Darcy Loses the Plot

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her writing. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt. When Jane returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berserka (a more extreme sports version of the Mazurka) and wrestling carp.

The set features quilt work specially created by community groups for this production. To get quilting visit our quilting forum on Facebook

An absolute joy from start to finishNorth West End

Scatty, warm, auditorium enveloping stage personalities

Manchester Theatre Awards

 On leaving the venue you feel a hundred times more invigorated than when you went in, with the chuckle muscles positively aching at the glorious lunacy” Yorkshire Post


On tour throughout 2017


To book a show email Rachel Sharman


Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Written & performed by Maggie Fox & Sue Ryding

Directed by Mark Whitelaw

Designed by Alison Heffernan

Music composed by Oliver Vibrans

Video artist Vita Fox

Lighting designed by Rob Athorn & Amy Chandler


Running time

First half 45 mins

Second half 40 mins

LipService on Tour

  • Our Autumn tour is coming to its end, but don't worry Mr Darcy will be coming back next year, kicking off at Waterside Arts Centre Sale 1-3rd Feb with more dates at Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield and The Mill at Banbury.

Mr. Darcy Loses the Plot Trailer

Quilters admire their work at Oldham Coliseum

Funding from Arts Council England