Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), the comic retelling of Jane Austen’s classic story, has posted early closing notices at the Criterion Theatre in London.
The show will close on Sunday 6 February 2022, but had originally been booking to 17 April. It opened last Autumn, on 15 October 2021.
Producer David Pugh announced that despite good reviews and bookings, Plan B Covid restrictions had caused a lack of audiences for the show.
However, Pugh also announced that Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) will start a 60 week tour in September, starting at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.
In the show, five actresses portray the young female servants who retell one of literature’s most famous stories, and these same five actresses play every other character, as well as singing and playing instruments. They’re ready to meddle in the match-making, salivate at the scandal and revel in the romance – all the while belting their hearts out on the karaoke.
The cast of the original Tron Theatre production reunited for the West End run, led by writer and director Isobel McArthur playing Mr Darcy and Mrs Bennet; Tori Burgess as Mr Collins; Christina Gordon as Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane; Hannah Jarrett-Scott as play Charlotte and Charles Bingley and Meghan Tyler as play Lizzie Bennet.
The production is directed 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.