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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!

#PridePrejudice #sortof

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre EdinburghTron Theatre and Blood of the Young with  co-productionpartners 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 Principal Supporter Stephen W Dunn.

Cast and Credits

CAST in alphabetical order

Tori Burgess
Felixe Forde
Christina Gordon
Hannah Jarrett-Scott
Isobel McArthur
Meghan Tyler


Writer Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen
Director Paul Brotherston
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Musical Supervisor MJ McCarthy
Lighting Designer Simon Hayes
Sound Designer MJ McCarthy
Choreographer EJ Boyle
Associate Director Shilpa T-Hyland
Dramaturgy Johnny McKnight
Associate Designer Anna Orton
Associate Sound Designer Calum Paterson
Casting Director Laura Donnelly CDG (Additional Casting)


The audience reviews

Audiences across the country have loved Pride and Prejudice, find out what they thought by watching the video above

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Writer Isobel McArthur tells us what brought her to Austen and the joys of adapting Pride & Prejudice for the stage and a cast of 6 women.

Dates, Times & Prices

23 January - 15 February 2020

£10 PREVIEWS7.30pm
Thursday 23 January
Preview tickets on sale from 16 December

Tuesday - Saturday
£16 - £33

MATINEES from 25 January2pm
Wednesday and Saturday
£14 - £29

Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, this includes one 20 minute interval


Thursday 6 February, 7.30pm
Touch Tour - 6.15pm

Saturday 8 February, 2pm
Touch Tour - 12.45pm

Wednesday 12 February, 7.30pm

Read The Lyceum's Access Statement here

Take Part

Free events tailored to the show

Talk Show
How Jane Austen Invented The Modern World
Monday 3 February
Fresh insight, music and ideas from unexpected places. We invite artists, authors and thinkers to come and watch a show with us - they then take to the stage to share their response to the themes of the play with our audiences.
Book here

Post-Show Discussion
Tuesday 4 February
Join members of the cast and creative team for an informal discussion about the show in the stalls after the evening performance.

LYT Curtain Raiser
Friday 14 February
Lyceum Youth Theatre members are creating a series of short performances inspired by the work on the main stage for season 2019/20
Book your free tickets by calling box office on 0131 248 4848

Press Coverage

“Unfettered joy from start to finish”
The Herald

“As richly layered as a wedding cake”
The Telegraph

“A total blast of hilarity from start to finish"
What's On Stage

"memorable, unabashedly feminist evening’s entertainment"
The Skinny


“Expect to laugh - a lot"
UK Theatre

“reverential masterpiece"
Stage Talk Magazine

“the funniest play you'll see this year"
Bristol Post

“a belter of a night out"
Plays to See

“Clever, funny, feminist... powerful moments of true romance”
The Scotsman

“A have-your-cake-and-eat-it adaptation in which the gags are plentiful even when the stakes are high”
The Guardian

“A hell of a night out”
The List

“A rip-roaring riff on Jane Austen”
The Stage


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