Following its opening at The Lowry, Salford on January 19, 2023 the multi-award-winning Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort of) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen will head out on a UK tour and will play Cardiff’s New Theatre from Monday March 20 until Saturday March 25.
This unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story originally played at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre. Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance. The show features a string of pop classics including Young Hearts Run Free, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and You’re So Vain. It’s the 1800s. It’s party time. Let the ruthless matchmaking begin.
The cast for the 2023 tour is headed by Leah Jamieson as Anne, Mary Bennet, Lydia Bennet & Mr Gardiner and Lucy Gray as Tillie, Charlotte Lucas, Charles Bingley and Miss Bingley. Both Leah and Lucy previously appeared in Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre, London.
They are joined by Emmy Stonelake as Effie and Elizabeth Bennet, Megan Louise Wilson as Clara, Jane Bennet, and Lady Catherine de Burgh, Dannie as Flo, Mrs Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Laura Soper and Ruth Brotherton.
Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort of) is directed by Olivier and Evening Standard Theatre Award Winner Isobel McArthur and Simon Harvey. Comedy staging is 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.
David Pugh presents Tron Theatre Company, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young’s production of Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort of) with co-producers Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage and Oxford Playhouse.
- For ticket details, visit Cardiff New Theatre’s website.