Pride and Prejudice Tour (2016)

By Jane Austen
In an adaptation by Simon Reade

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love in Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match. Following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre, and featuring Olivier Award-winner Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Educating Rita, Waiting for Godot) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet, Pride and Prejudice toured the UK from September until February 2017. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen in her bicentennial year, this is Austen “still dazzling after 200 years” (Observer).

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Reviews

The Times

"The MAGNIFICENT Felicity Montagu rules the stage as an anxiously energised Mrs Bennet."

Daily Express

“ELEGANT, AMUSING and HEARTFELT... the cast is immaculate from Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet to Benjamin Dilloway as a perfect Mr Darcy. Whether you’re a Jane Austen fan or not, THIS IS A REAL TREAT.”

Daily Mail

“A PERFECT PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: skittish, comical, easy on the eye and moving”

Mail on Sunday

“Deborah Bruce’s charming production blows fresh air into Austen’s wonderful comedy”

Evening Standard

“Deborah Bruce’s production has such CHARM and ELEGANCE”

Metro

“Simon Reade’s adaptation discharges a quiverful of Austen’s most astringent observations and sketches in the essential contours of the smoulderingly rational central love story with sufficient clarity and grace to put a slightly goofy smile on even the severest spectator’s face”

Observer

In “Simon Reade’s SPARKLING new stage version…it’s Austen, still DAZZLING after 200 years”