21 characters, 2 actors and 1 of the most romantic stories of all time…
Hot on the heels of a highly successful 2016 tour, this richly praised and enchanting retelling of the nation’s favourite novel comes to London in the run-up to Christmas. Pride and Prejudice is a must for all Austen fans and those looking for a fresh and surprising new piece of theatre.
Over 200 years after it was first published, Joannah Tincey’s adaptation brings Pride and Prejudice to life with just two actors. Using nothing but Austen’s text and their own ingenuity the actors illuminate Austen’s words in a fresh and relevant way for the modern viewer.
Joannah Tincey comments, “I wanted to create an adaptation where the characters talk to the audience in the same way that Austen talks to her readers. By addressing the audience directly and allowing the characters to speak for themselves, we are bringing Jane Austen’s unique and witty writing style to life in a truly theatrical context.”
The full gamut of Austen’s 21 characters and locations, from the Meryton Assembly to the grounds of Pemberley, from Mrs Bennet’s nerves to Mr Wickham’s misdeeds all come to life in this highly inventive production. And, of course, there are Darcy and Lizzy, who move from instant dislike to something altogether more affectionate.
Fun, fast and, most importantly, romantic, this production sparkles with wit and style. Pride and Prejudice offers a brand new interpretation of one of literature’s greatest love stories and is the perfect alternative to the traditional Christmas pantomime.
Pride and Prejudice
Performance dates Wednesday 30th November – Wednesday 21st December 2016
Saturday-Sunday, 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Additional performances 8th and 15th December, 3.30pm
Running time 2 and a half hours (including an interval)
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Adaptor Joannah Tincey
Director Abigail Anderson
Designer Dora Schweitzer
Lighting Designer Simon Wilkinson
Original Sound Design Mark Melville
Producer Richard Darbourne Ltd
Performers Joannah Tincey and Nick Underwood
Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST