It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is the most loved of all Jane Austen’s novels. First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice was described by Jane as her "own darling child".. In this bicentenary year, the timeless classic has been reimaged by well-known playwright Deborah Mulhall, so that as well as the original romances, Jane Austen herself is onstage to amuse and delight with her own wry wit and charm. Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet invite you to revel in the tale of their conversion from dislike to intrigue to love, treading the primose path of dalliance people with their difficult families, needy friends, and the original ‘bad boy’ the wickedly charming Wickham.
Presented by the Factory Space Theatre Independent Company at the Star of the Sea Theatre in Manly
Cast: Andrew Steel, Orlena Steele, Mikela Carattini, Jennie Dibley, James Belfrage, Melinda Robinson. Directed by Roz Riley
Opening 6th July, playing Friday and Saturday at 7.30; Sunday matinee at 3pm; until Sat 27th July.
Box office (02) 94391906
Tickets $35; $28 concession. Stella Maris students and Parents $25.
I took a group of fourteen from the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy to see Pride & Prejudice at the Star of the Sea Theatre in Manly on Saturday night and we had the most wonderful time. If you haven't been to see it yet, do so before the season closes. We enjoyed ourselves and would go again if we lived closer - definitely recommended!
My husband particularly enjoyed the quality of acting - Mr Bennet and Mr Collin's characters showed a greater depth than normal and there was a chance to emphasise with their situations as well as the women's situation in life. The background music was familiar - let us know if you recognise any of it ;)