‘Pride & Prejudice’* (*sort of)’ extends in West End
The new West End production officially opened at the Criterion Theatre last night.
After Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)’s official opening earlier this week, the new Jane Austen-inspired production will be taking over the Criterion Theatre for even longer. Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) will play for an extended booking period to 17 April.
The production is a contemporary retelling of the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. A cast of five multi-role all characters, dictating the Pride and Prejudice story with the help of songs including “I Got You Babe” and “You’re So Vain.”
In a review of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) for London Theatre, Marianka Swain said: “Its irreverent merriness is definitely a welcome addition to the West End, and makes for a fun night out… everything scales up nicely to fit the Criterion.”
Playwright Isobel McArthur stars in Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) as Darcy and Mrs Bennet. Tori Burgess plays 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 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) tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) cast (Photo by Matt Crockett)