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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hour 45 minutes (Including interval)
  • Age Guidance: 12+
  • Other: Contains strobe/lazer/smoke/haze
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More Information on Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

This is an adaptation like no other. Drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel – the hugely acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of).

Six young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate; the overlooked and the undervalued making sure those above stairs find their happy ending. Of course, they’ve always been running the show – after all ‘You can’t have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding’ – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part.

Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen’s unrivalled literary classic.

Let the ruthless match-making begin.

Leeds Playhouse and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young‘s Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of).

With co-producers Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Northern Stage, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Oxford Playhouse.

Cast & Credits

Written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen / Directed by Paul Brotherston /

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    Meghan Tyler
    as Effie, Elizabeth Bennet
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    Isobel McArthur
    as Flo, Mrs. Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy
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    Tori Burgess
    as Anne, Mary Bennet, Lydia Bennet, Mr. Gardiner
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    Hannah Jarrett-Scott
    as Tillie, Charlotte Lucas, Charles Bingley, Miss. Bingley
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    Felixe Forde
    as Maisie, Kitty Bennet, George Wickham, Mr. Collins, Mrs. Gardiner
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    Christina Gordon
    as Clara, Jane Bennet, Lady Catherine de Burgh


“ A total blast of hilarity from start to finish”

- Whats On Stage

“ As richly layered as a wedding cake”

- The Telegraph

“ Clever, funny, feminist, and not even shy, in the end, of a few powerful moments of true romance”

- The Scotsman

“ A have-your-cake-and-eat-it adaptation in which the gags are plentiful even when the stakes are high”

- The Guardian

“ A killer karaoke soundtrack encompassing everything from Pulp, to Candi Staton, to The Divine Comedy and Etta James”

- The Stage

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced Performance

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
  • Socially Distanced Performance - Socially Distanced Performance
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