The multi-award-winning PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen announces casting for its 2023 world tour, opening at The Lowry, Salford on 19 January 2023. The production’s writer and co-director, Isobel McArthur has just won another award, the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award, having also won the Olivier Award for Entertainment and Comedy Show earlier in 2022. It is unprecedented for a young female writer to jointly win these two. Following playing Salford the production will visit Newcastle, Bath, Coventry, Richmond, Chichester, Cheltenham, Inverness, Cardiff, Nottingham, Eastbourne, Chester, Birmingham, Leeds, Blackpool, Bristol, Truro, Malvern, Exeter and Norwich where tickets are now on sale.
The cast for the 2023 tour includes Leah Jamieson who made her West End debut in Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre as Anne, Mary Bennet, Lydia Bennet and Mr Gardiner, Lucy Gray who made her professional debut in Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre reprises her role as Tillie, Charlotte Lucas, Charles Bingley and Miss Bingley, Emmy Stonelake (Double Drop for Dirty Protest Theatre, As You Like It for Shakespeare in the Squares and Much Ado About Nothing at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester) as Effie and Elizabeth Bennet , Megan Louise Wilson (The Mousetrap at the St Martin’s Theatre, Doctor Who: Time Fracture for Immersive Everywhere and Pool No Water at The Royal Court) as Clara, Jane Bennet, and Lady Catherine de Burgh, Dannie Harris (Love Letters at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, The New Musketeers at the Trinity Center) as Flo, Mrs Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Laura Soper (The Storm Whale at the Marlowe Theatre, The Wind in the Willows at the New Vic and Hetty Feather at York Theatre Royal).
This unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story originally played at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre. Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance. The show features a string of pop classics including Young Hearts Run Free, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and You’re So Vain. It’s the 1800s. It’s party time. Let the ruthless matchmaking begin.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) is directed by Olivier and Evening Standard Theatre Award Winner Isobel McArthur and Simon Harvey. Comedy staging is 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.
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.