New £10 note featuring Jane Austen – Use code AusTEN
The new shiny £10 note is here and ft. Jane Austen came into circulation today!
We are proud to be able to be showing our production of Pride & Prejudice in October and especially in this monumental Jane Austen movement and her recognition being displayed across the UK.
Austen is the only woman – apart from the Queen – to now feature on an English bank note, following the withdrawal of the old £5 notes in May, which featured Elizabeth Fry. Fry was replaced with a picture of Winston Churchill.
The new £10 note features English novelist Austen with plump cheeks and natural beauty, taken from a portrait which was commissioned after her death at the age of 41.
The tenner features a quote from Pride and Prejudice when Miss Bingley exclaims: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment but reading!” We are so in awe that Pride & Prejudice has made the tenner note cut!
Mr Carney Governor of the Bank of England said:
“Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes. Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal, and she is recognised as one of the greatest writers in English literature.”
How much would a tenner have been worth in Jane Austen’s time?
£10 in Jane Austen’s time would have been worth the equivalent of £1482 in today’s money.
And to celebrate the launch of the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen on the 200th year since her death, we’re offering a limited number of £10 tickets to see Pride & Prejudice on Tuesday 3 October!
Use code AusTEN …. be quick, ends midnight tonight!