Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Cast: 6f

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848429093Publication Date:
12 Sep 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788502610Publication Date:
12 Sep 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Blood of the Young & Tron Theatre Company, Glasgow, 2018

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

By Isobel McArthur Original author Jane Austen

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Professional Production On Stage at:
Birmingham Rep
From Tue 15 Oct 2019 to Sat 2 Nov 2019
Royal Lyceum Edinburgh
From Thu 23 Jan 2020 to Sat 15 Feb 2020
Leeds Playhouse
From Tue 25 Feb 2020 to Sat 29 Feb 2020
Oxford Playhouse
From Tue 10 Mar 2020 to Sat 14 Mar 2020
NST City, Southampton
From Tue 17 Mar 2020 to Sat 28 Mar 2020

This unique take on Jane Austen's beloved novel is an adaptation like no other, drawing on over two hundred years of romantic pop history, and featuring six young women with a story to tell.

You might have seen them before, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate; the overlooked and the undervalued making sure those above stairs find their happy ending.

Of course, these women have always been running the show – after all, 'You can't have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding' – but now the servants are also playing every part. Let the ruthless match-making begin!

Isobel McArthur's acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) was first produced by theatre company Blood of the Young and seen at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 2018. It toured the UK in 2019, produced by the two companies and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, with co-producers Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Nuffield Theatres Southampton and Oxford Playhouse.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an amateur company in want of an irreverent all-female adaptation of a literary classic to perform, need look no further.

‘Love’s irrelevant – we’re talking about marriage.’

Press Quotes

'Isobel McArthur's roistering all-female pop musical adaptation remains unexpectedly true to the novel's familiar twin themes of hidden passions and economic hardships... There are laughs aplenty, both period and modern, as the six-strong cast exchange roles and genders at break-neck speed... It would have won the approval of Austen herself'

The Stage

'A total blast of hilarity from start to finish... sticks faithfully to Austen's brilliant story while opening it up into a riot of fun, colour and mischief-making. It is dramatic re-invention at its most enjoyable and if Austen aficionados don't enjoy it just as much as Austen virgins, I'll eat my pink Regency bonnet'

WhatsOnStage

'Unfettered joy from start to finish'

Herald

'A raucous and transgressive, yet surprisingly faithful, adaptation... the gags are plentiful'

Guardian

'Clever, funny, feminist, and not even shy, in the end, of a few powerful moments of true romance'

Scotsman

Cast: 6f

Staging:can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848429093Publication Date:
12 Sep 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788502610Publication Date:
12 Sep 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Professional Production On Stage at:
Birmingham Rep Tue 15 Oct 2019 - Sat 2 Nov 2019 Royal Lyceum Edinburgh Thu 23 Jan 2020 - Sat 15 Feb 2020 Leeds Playhouse Tue 25 Feb 2020 - Sat 29 Feb 2020 Oxford Playhouse Tue 10 Mar 2020 - Sat 14 Mar 2020 NST City, Southampton Tue 17 Mar 2020 - Sat 28 Mar 2020

Also by Jane Austen:

Sense and Sensibility (stage version)
Emma (stage version)
Northanger Abbey (stage version)
Persuasion (stage version)

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