Jane Austen’s classic is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production and arrives in Woking from the 25th to the 29th October. 

Benjamin Dilloway as Mr Darcy and Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Photo Simon Turtle. Artwork Feast Creative
Benjamin Dilloway & Tafline Steen. Photograph by Simon Turtle. Artwork Feast Creative. 

This third production to head on a UK tour following successful productions of Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird, will see the Regent’s Park Theatre return to Woking to charm audiences with a tale of love and mistaken impressions.

The production, which recently enjoyed a revival at the Open Air Theatre, will star Matthew Kelly  as Mr Bennet, Felicity Montagu as Mrs Bennet, Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet and Benjamin Dilloway as Mr Darcy.

One of the best loved books in English Literature, Pride and Prejudice follows the Bennet family and their five unmarried daughters. But when a wealthy bachelor and his friend moves into the area, the Bennet’s see an opportunity to rise their social status. But while Mr Bingley takes an instant liking to the eldest Jane, Mr Darcy clashes with the second eldest Elizabeth. Has he met his match?

This production is directed by Deborah Bruce, whose previous credits includes The Mysteries and Helen (Globe Theatre) and  Ingredient X and Made of Stone (Royal Court). Costume design is by Tom Piper, while set design is by Max Jones.

Originally published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice  is one of the most popular books ever written, having sold over 20 million copies and had countless adaptations including the famous 1995 BBC series, starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy.

The Open Air Theatre’s production was originally staged in 2013 and was adapted by Simon Reade.

Pride & Prejudice arrives at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking from the 25th-29th October. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets

 

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