Jane Austen With Pop Classics

Staff Reporter (19 October, 2021)

Men, money and microphones are fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation

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Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh presents the Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young’s production of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of).

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, 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. 

David Pugh said when the show was announced, “I so wanted to bring Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) to London’s glittering West End.  I wanted to put it into the perfect theatre, which is the Criterion, and I would only open it as one of the first new shows in London where every seat could be filled.”  He feels strongly that “inviting audiences back to the theatre, it is essential that they feel safe but, as important, is that tickets are affordable”. 

Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB from 15th October – 14th February. Times: Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday 3pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm & 7pm. Admission: £9.50-£59.50 (Previews £9.50 – £25)

Box Office:  033 33 202 895 – www.prideandprejudicesortof.com

 

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