It is a truth universally acknowledged that a perennially popular classic is in want of reworking. Rebecca Vaughan is a writer, actor, and producer who has lent her creative chops to revamping Jane Austen, Mrs Dalloway and Jane Eyre, among others. Writer and comedian Natalie Haynes has taken the classics and turned them on their heads in stand-up routines about figures from ancient Greece and Rome. Join them as they argue with Alys Moody in favour of occasional acts of literary blasphemy. 

Rebecca Vaughan (International)

Rebecca Vaughan is a writer, actor, producer and director who trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and studied physical theatre with Sachi Kimura. At the 2017 Sydney WritersÕ Festival, Rebecca will perform the 5 star solo show, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, embodying Jane and several other characters in Bronte's intimate study of the realities of love and the relationship between Eyre and Master Edward Rochester. Her extraordinary one-woman shows have been described as a kind of Ôhistorical ventriloquismÕ. To her credit are: Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Austen's Women and Female Gothic.