The production will play at the Criterion Theatre from the 15th October.
It has been announced that Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is set to have an open ended run at London’s Criterion Theatre was first seen in 2018 at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and this London run will reunite the cast from that production.
Writer and director Isobel McArthur will once more play Darcy and Mrs Bennet. Also in the cast will be Tori Burgess as Mr Collins, Christina Gordon as Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane, Hannah Jarrett-Scott as Charlotte and Charles Bingley and Meghan Tyler as Lizzie Bennet.
Based on Jane Austen’s classic tale, Isobel McArthur has reimagined this love story to include songs such as pop classics such as Every Day I Write the Book, Young Hearts Run Free, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, I Got You Babe and You’re So Vain. Each actress will portray the young female servants who retell one of literature’s most famous stories, as well as singing and playing instruments.
Talking about bringing the production to London, producer David Pugh said: “I so wanted to bring Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) to London’s glittering West End. I wanted to put it into the perfect theatre, which is the Criterion, and I would only open it as one of the first NEW shows in London where every seat could be filled.” He feels strongly that “inviting audiences back to the theatre, it is essential that they feel safe but, as important, is that tickets are affordable. There will be no premium seats and tickets at the Criterion Theatre will be £9.50 to £59.50.”
Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) is by Isobel McArthur and Simon Harvey, with comedy staging by Jos Houben, design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, lighting by Colin Grenfell, musical supervision by Michael John McCarthy, sound design by Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield for Autograph and choreography by Emily-Jane Boyle.