Pride and Prejudice (sort of)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE* (*sort of)
By Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen
Directed by Paul Brotherston
“Love’s irrelevant - we’re talking about marriage.”
An adaptation like no other, drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history this 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!
“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 hell of a night out”
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Tron Theatre and Blood of the Young with partners Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Oxford Playhouse.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is brought to The Lyceum stage through the generous financial support of Principle Supporter Stephen W Dunn.
Isobel McArthur Interview
Dates, Times & Prices
23 January - 15 February 2020
£10 PREVIEWS, 7.30pm
Thursday 23 January
Preview tickets on sale from 16 December
Tuesday - Saturday
£16 - £33
MATINEES from 18 September, 2pm
Wednesday and Saturday
£14 - £29
Running time: to be confirmed during rehearsals
Thursday 6 February, 7.30pm
CAPTIONED & AUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 8 February, 2pm
Wednesday 12 February, 7.30pm
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Creative Learning Events
WHY NOT TRY...
Free events tailored to the show
Monday 3 February
Tuesday 4 February
LYT Curtain Raiser
Friday 14 February