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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) to run in West End from October

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is to run in London’s West End from October.

Adapted by Isobal McArthur from Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) sees an all female cast tell the classic romantic story, with added karaoke.

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The show will run at the Criterion Theatre from 15 October 2021 with tickets on sale now here. Tickets will be priced from £9.50 to £59.50 with all tickets in previews no more than £25.

The cast will feature McArthur as Darcy and Mrs Bennet, Tori Burgess as Mr Collins, Christina Gordon as Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane, Hannah Jarrett-Scott as Charlotte and Charles Bingley and Meghan Tyler as Lizzie Bennet.

McArthur also co-directs with Simon Harvey with comedy staging by Jos Houben, design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, lighting by Colin Grenfell, musical supervision by Michael John McCarthy, sound design by Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield for Autograph and choreography by Emily-Jane Boyle.

A synopsis of the show teases:

Six young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate; the overlooked and the undervalued making sure those above stairs find their happy ending.

Of course, they’ve always been running the show – after all ‘You can’t have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding’ – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part.

Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen’s unrivalled literary classic. Let the ruthless match-making begin.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and was touring the UK prior to last year’s theatre shutdown.

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