Sunday, 19 August 2012

Pride & Prejudice (theatre)

Jane Austen's classic tale, Pride And Prejudice, is going to be performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company at Michelham Priory at the end of August. The professional Company specialise in putting on outdoor productions of historical classics and are now in their twelfth year of touring. Other plays in their repertoire include Jane Austen's Emma, Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. They often perform in the grounds of castles and stately homes, including National Trust properties, so the cast should feel right at home in the 13th century Michelham Priory.

Jane Austen's novel has been adapted for the stage by the exciting young playwright Laura Turner. Laura has written for the BBC and also several theatre companies including Hull Truck who brought DNA to the Devonshire Park Theatre earlier this year.

Elizabeth Bennet lives with her sisters and her parents in relatively genteel surroundings. While her mother desperately tries to pair her off with the detestable Mr Collins, Elizabeth Bennet meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy who has recently arrived with his friend Mr Bingham. She is initially offended by his behaviour but as Darcy begins to fall for this 'lower class' woman, Elizabeth also struggles to overcome her prejudice against him.

Michelham Priory, Mon 27th Aug, 19:30. Gardens open from 18:00.
Adult £13.50, child £9.00, family (2 adults, 2 children) £40.00.
Tickets available online from or by calling 0871 2200260, or from Michelham Priory by calling 01323 844224.

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