Pride and Prejudice* (sort of)

Criterion Theatre, London
Pride and Prejudice* (sort of)
Criterion Theatre, London

Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) will receive its West End premiere at the Criterion Theatre. Jane Austen’s beloved romance novel is updated in Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), a hilarious modern twist on the classic love story. The Bennet parents have five unmarried daughters. They’re desperate to see them all married to rich, respectable, eligible husbands. How hard could it be? Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) sees the young servants of the house take centre stage as they joke, dress up, and sing their version of the highs and lows of the Bennet girls’ tumultuous love lives as they weather the highs and lows of Regency courtship. Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) tickets will be available on London Theatre soon. 

Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) expertly and hilariously recounts all of the balls, elopements, and witty exchanges of Austen’s best-loved couple: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Austen’s novel is a beloved classic, and this adaptation does justice to the original 1813 novel whilst adding modern twists through its use of comedy, live music, and exuberant props. 

Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) is a play that is written by Scottish playwright Isobel McArthur. The Glasweigan actress and writer has starred in Pride and Prejudice* (sort of), and the score is inspired by her favourite songs growing up, ranging from Carly Simon's “You're So Vain” to Pulp's “Something Changed.”

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) premiered to widespread acclaim in 2018 at the Edinburgh Fringe in a co-production with the Tron in Glasgow before touring regionally. The production received rave reviews, with The Telegraph saying it’s “as richly layered as a wedding cake.” McArthur’s tongue-in-cheek take on Austen’s novel is directed by Blood of the Young’s Paul Brotherston with sound design by Michael John McCarthy and set design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita. Featuring all of the drama of the original Jane Austen story, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) in London is a faithful and affectionate comedic version of the timeless tale of money, men, and marriage. 

Tickets to Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) will be available soon. 

Previews from |
15th October 2021
Opening date |
2nd November 2021
Available until |
14th February 2022
Categories |
Isobel McArthur
Isobel McArthur and Simon Harvey
Colin Grenfell
Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Emily-Jane Boyle
Cast list:
Isobel McArthur, Tori Burgess, Christina Gordon, Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Meghan Tyler.

Criterion Theatre Venue Information

Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Photo credit: Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) artwork (Art by Bob Venables)
‘Pride and Prejudice* (sort of)’ to begin open-ended West End run
Wednesday, 08 September, 2021, 11:21
Following the news that Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will transfer to the West End this year, further details have been revealed. Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will begin an open-ended run, with previews at the Criterion Theatre from 15 October, and an opening night on 2 November. Speaking about the production, producer David Pugh said: “I so wanted to bring Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) to London’s glittering West End.  I wanted to put it into the perfect...
Photo credit: Pride and Prejudice in 2019 (Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic)
‘’Pride and Prejudice’ to transfer to Criterion Theatre
Friday, 21 May, 2021, 11:38
Isobel McArthur’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) will receive its West End premiere later this year. The all-female adaptation will begin performances at the Criterion Theatre from 1 October. Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) tickets in London details are to be announced. In a tweet from Daily Mail entertainment reporter Baz Bamigboye, McArthur and fellow female actors play all roles in a “wickedly witty take”. McArthur’s adaptation is inspired by...
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