by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen
Recommended by Libby
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a company in want of an irreverent, all-female adaptation of a literary classic... need look no further."
In a joyful explosion and celebration of two hundred years of romantic pop history, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a loving and chaotic interpretation of Jane's Austen's classic. Five women run the show - the long-overlooked servants of the novel - and now they're playing every part. Packed with music, multi-rolling and comedy it is, in the words of the playwright "front-footed, funny, fourth-wall breaking and utterly celebratory."
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.