Since 2010, Artifice’s productions have been seen at:

Chawton House Library, Alton

The Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh

The Electric Theater, Guildford

Frensham Pond Hotel, Farnham

The Guildhall, Bath

Hatchlands Park, Guildford

Clandon Park, Guildford

The Masonic Hall, Bath

The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Camberley Theatre

The Mission Theatre, Bath

The University of Notre Dame, London

The Back Room at the Star Inn, Guildford



for the following organisations:

Chawton House Library

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Jane Austen Festival

The National Trust

“The What Signifies a Theatre?” conference series

“Pride and Prejudices” conference

Performers Together

The Jane Austen Society

The Guildford Fringe Festival



The Way to Keep Him, by Arthur Murphy

Austen’s Artifice, by Kate Napier

An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde

A Woman of No Importance, by Oscar Wilde

Lovers’ Vows, by Elizabeth Inchbald

Staging Lovers’ Vows by Elaine Gurr

Concert readings

(still to be ‘upgraded’ to full Artifice productions!)

Animal Magnetism by Elizabeth Inchbald

Bon Ton by David Garrick

Productions: Guildford Watts Gallery
Rotten Perfect cast at Watts Gallery
Productions: Stansted Park
The Way To Keep Him cast at Stansted Park









Productions: Guildhall Bath
The Way to Keep Him, Bath Guildhall


Productions: Winchester Deanery
The Way to Keep Him cast at Winchester Deanery









Productions: Bath Mission Theatre
Lovers Vows at the Mission Theatre Bath


Productions: Chawton
Lover’s Vows for the Jane Austen Society


Productions: Clandon
A Woman of No Importance at Clandon Park


Productions: Guildford Electric Theatre
An Ideal Husband at the Electric Theatre, Guildford


Productions: Bath Masonic Hall
Austen’s Artifice at the Masonic Hall, Bath


Productions: Guildford Hatchlands
Austen’s Artifice pop-up at Hatchlands Park


Productions: Guildford Watts
Rotten Perfect pop-ups at Watts Gallery

The Artifice Video

The Artifice promotional video appears on the Artifice home page. It was funded by a Crowdfunder UK campaign. We also had the generous support of Chawton House Library, who allowed us use of the house and grounds as our location and provided help during the shoot.

In accord with the Rewards scheme for pledges to our fund, we would like to thank the following for their donations:

Margaret Ball, Tony Ball, Paul Bryant, Jane Bradford, Edie Campbell, Paul Chesterton,

Jayne and Jacqui Chidgey-Clarke, Tracy Collier, Laura Dymock, Farnham Theatre Association,

Gately Freeman, Judith Hawley, Andrew Hodson, Janet Gunn, Zelda and Brian Hunt,

Jack Lynch, Sarah Martin, Joe Michel, Ray Murphy, Andrew Napier,

Edward Napier, Robert Napier, Suzanne Parke, Mike Silver,

Jaymes Sygrove, Elaine Thain and Marion Wynne-Davies.

We’d also like to thank Elaine Chalus of Bath Spa University for bringing her MA group to Chawton House Library, clearly for the sole purpose of providing us with an audience!

First rate – clever and amusing and beautifully acted

Beautiful venue. Fab acting

Marvellous poduction – Marvellous performances – Thank you