SPONTANEITY THE KEY TO LAUGHTER
MOST will recognise Jane Austen’s work as heartwrenching romance, but not in the world of Jessica Messenger and Esther Longhurst.
The duo have taken the style of legendary author Austen and transformed it into one of the funniest things to be seen at this year’s Fremantle Heritage Festival.
Sense and Spontaneity is a 60-minute improvised show where Messenger and Longhurst transform the true stories of audience members.
After a sold-out season in last year’s Heritage Festival, Messenger said the show would be just as entertaining for those who had seen them before or for newcomers.
“You would be surprised how many people ask us if the show is rehearsed,” she said.
“The audience often don’t believe us that it is all made up on the spot.
“We tell people to come back and see it again, and when they do they are flabbergasted to discover it is completely different from show to show.”
Sense and Spontaneity is on June 4 and 5 at 3pm at the Guildhall Event Space in North Fremantle.
Visit www.fremantlestory. com.au for more information.
The Heritage Festival runs until June 6.
Jessica Messenger and Esther Longhurst will perform Sense and Spontaneity at the Fremantle Heritage Festival.