News: Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) to open in the West End

September 8, 2021
News: Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) to open in the West End
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Popular show Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is set to open in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre. Performances begin 2 November, with previews from 15 October.

From Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh, this is a co-production from the Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young, written by Isobel McArthur.

This is a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story, and was critically acclaimed when it played at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre.

Men, money and microphones are fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation, which includes pop classics such as “Every Day I Write the Book”, “Young Hearts Run Free”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “I Got You Babe” and “You’re So Vain”.

Five actresses portray the young female servants who retell one of literature’s most famous stories, and these same five actresses play every other character, as well as singing and playing instruments.

The cast of the original Tron Theatre production will be reunited, including writer and director Isobel McArthur as Darcy and Mrs Bennett, 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.

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is directed by McArthur and 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.

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