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Austen’s Power: Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of)

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I am delighted to currently be education consultant for producer David Pugh for Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) at the Criterion, London. 

Isobel McArthur’s unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story 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,  and You’re So Vain. 

You can read my recent interview with the writer and co-director Isobel on BroadwayWorld here:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Interview-Isobel-McArthur-Talks-PRIDE-AND-PREJUDICE-SORT-OF-20211023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4-j_cZF5Mc

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) runs at the Criterion Theatre until 13 February, 2022

FIRST LOOK: New Trailer for Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) at Criterion Theatre

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PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) is written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen and is a unique and audacious retelling of Austen’s classic love story, where 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 for the London and West End premiere. Writer and director Isobel McArthur will once again play Darcy and Mrs Bennet.  Also in the cast will be 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 & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) will be directed at the Criterion Theatre by Isobel 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.
Producer 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.