‘Pride and Prejudice* (sort of)’ to begin open-ended West End run
The play is based on Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
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 theatre, which is the Criterion, and I would only open it as one of the first new shows in London where every seat could be filled.”
Based on the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice, the contemporary retelling follows the young female servants as they retell the story, set to pop songs including “I Got You Babe” and “Young Hearts Run Free.” A cast of five will multi-role to play all characters, as well as singing and playing instruments.
Playwright Isobel McArthur will star in Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) as Darcy and Mrs Bennet. Tori Burgess will play Mr Collins, with Christina Gordon as Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane, Hannah Jarrett-Scott as Charlotte and Charles Bingley and Meghan Tyler as Lizzie Bennet.
McArthur and Simon Harvey will direct Pride & Prejudice* (sort of), with comedy staging by Jos Houben, scenic design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, lighting design by Colin Grenfell, sound design by Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield for Autograph and choreography by Emily-Jane Boyle.
Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) will be programmed as an open-ended run. Currently, performances are scheduled through to 14 Feb. 2022.
Photo credit: Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) artwork (Art by Bob Venables)