The multi-award-winning PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) is a reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic novel by Isobel McArthur. Told through the eyes of five servants, the classic story has the addition of a few karaoke songs, plenty of gags and a few balls here and there. It’s a really modern take on the story, and a totally glorious evening which will definitely have you laughing from beginning to end!
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. This “smart, laugh out loud funny” (Daily Telegraph) 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 includes LEAH JAMIESON who made her West End debut in Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre as Anne, Mary Bennet, Lydia Bennet and Mr Gardiner, LUCY GRAY who made her professional debut in Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre reprises her role as Tillie, Charlotte Lucas, Charles Bingley and Miss Bingley, EMMY STONELAKE (Double Drop for Dirty Protest Theatre, As You Like It for Shakespeare in the Squares and Much Ado About Nothing at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester) as Effie and Elizabeth Bennet.
MEGAN LOUISE WILSON (The Mousetrap at the St Martin’s Theatre, Doctor Who: Time Fracture for Immersive Everywhere and Pool No Water at The Royal Court) as Clara, Jane Bennet, and Lady Catherine de Burgh, DANNIE HARRIS (Love Letters at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, The New Musketeers at the Trinity Center) as Flo, Mrs Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, LAURA SOPER (The Storm Whale at the Marlowe Theatre, The Wind in the Willows at the New Vic and Hetty Feather at York Theatre Royal)and RUTH BROTHERTON (Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical at Upstairs at The Gatehouse and the Edinburgh Fringe, and As You Like It on UK tour).
It’s Emmy we spoke to on Zoom recently from her home in Liverpool.
Emmy is an actor-musician and model originally from Aberdare in the Valleys, although she was born in Merthyr. Lots to talk about with the show and Jane Austen, but I think you’ll agree, it’s Emmy’s hair which needed complementing first…….
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.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) is at the New Theatre in Cardiff this week through to Saturday 25th March. Performances are at 7:30pm with a 2:30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday. For more details and to book tickets, go HERE.