Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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