Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort of)
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This is an adaptation like no other. Drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history is Blood of the Young's unique take on a beloved novel - the hugely acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of).
Six young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, 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, they've always been running the show - after all 'You can't have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding' – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part.
Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic. Let the ruthless match-making begin.
Presented in association with Bristol Old Vic, Northern Stage, Oxford Playhouse and Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Director Paul Brotherston
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Lighting Designer Simon Hayes
Sound Designer MJ McCarthy
Movement Director Emily-Jane Boyle
Dramaturgy Johnny McKnight
Unfettered joy from start to finish
Clever, funny, feminist, and not even shy, in the end, of a few powerful moments of true romance
A have-your-cake-and-eat-it adaptation in which the gags are plentiful even when the stakes are high
A killer karaoke soundtrack encompassing everything from Pulp, to Candi Staton, to The Divine Comedy and Etta James