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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen
Adapted by James Leggatt and Robert Sheaf
Directed by Wendy Reynolds
9 – 14 November 2009

A great success in New York and London. Mrs. Bennett is determined to get her daughters married. Jane, Elizabeth, and Lydia are likely-looking girls in a period when a woman’s one possible career is matrimony. To be a wife was success. Anything else was failure. Jane and her Mr. Bingley and Lydia with her Mr. Wickham are quite content with things as they are, but not Elizabeth! She actually refuses to marry Mr. Collins, whom she openly deplores, and Mr. Darcy, whom she secretly adores. This play is the story of the duel between Elizabeth and her pride, and Darcy and his prejudice. Each gives in before the evening is over and pride and prejudice meet halfway.


Mr Bennett – Nigel Taylor
Mrs Bennett – Shelley Peters
Jane Bennett – Lauren Bulling
Elizabeth Bennett – Leigh McCarthy
Lydia Bennett – Jennifer Diamond
Charlotte Lucas – Kirsty Duncombe
Mr Collins – Peter Sapi
Lady Catherine de Burgh – Liz Tyndall
Mr Wickham – Matt Clowry
Mr Darcy – Toby Masson
Mr Bingley – Tiarnan Magill


Stage Manager – Frances Swan
Set Design – Wendy Reynolds
Set Build – Trevor Jeffries, Albert Tilbury, Sam Baker, Roger Butler, John Hart, Ken Swan, Steve Lovell, Jeff Lawrence, Jeff Lawson, Pat Richardson, Leslie Walsh, James Shaw
Sound – Ken Swan
Lighting – Jamie Povey, Wendi Freeman
Set Dressing/Properties – Pat Richardson, Leslie Walsh, Diana Frosdick, Sue Newman
Painting – Emma Stewart, Frances Swan, Frank Andrews, Sam Baker, John Hart
Wardrobe – Maureen McCarthy, Chris Collinson, Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Prompt – Pauline Fielder
Costumes – Erith Playhouse, Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, Stage Costume