Pride & Prejudice (sort of) London

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) tickets at the Criterion Theatre, London

Criterion Theatre, London

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★★★★★ “Smart, silly, laugh-out-loud” Telegraph

Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the greatest novel ever written and one of the most oft-adapted stories across film, TV and stage, but we can guarantee that this latest adaptation to hit the West End is unlike any others you’ve seen. 

Expect period costumes worthy of Bridgerton, melodramatic karaoke moments, and tongue in cheek gags galore. Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent but affectionate all-female adaptation, where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance. 

Drawing on 50 years of romantic pop hits, such as Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain and Candi Staton’s Young Heart’s Run Free, this comic adaptation of Jane Austen’s iconic love story is now open to rave reviews at the Criterion Theatre.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) tickets are booking until 6 February 2022 at the Criterion Theatre Theatre, London.

What is Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) about?

It’s the 1800s. It’s party time. Let the ruthless matchmaking begin!

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is told from the perspective of five female servants who are tired of being overlooked and undervalued. 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. 

Who is in the Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) London cast?

The cast features writer and director Isobel McArthur as Mr Darcy and Mrs Bennet; 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.

Creative team

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is adapted by Isobel McArthur. It is directed 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.


Reviews of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

★★★★★ "Austen would have loved this smart, silly, laugh-out-loud show" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "However inconceivable a production it sounds, with its karaoke numbers and its silliness, it creates something new and joyous from the old" - The Guardian
★★★★ "There’s bite to this fluffy cucumber sandwich of a show" - Independent
★★★★ "It’s the kind of warm, big-hearted show the West End needs" - Evening Standard
"A Smashingly Smart Austen Adaptation" - Variety
"Uproarious and irreverent" - The Stage
"It is an awful lot of fun, a naughty-but-nice celebration of Austen’s classic" - Time Out
"It’s a skirt-swishing, toe-tapping delight...Bursting with wit, verve, and love" - The Arts Desk
★★★★  Average review score

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Age restrictions
12+
Running time
2 hour 45 minutes (Including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 6 February 2022

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Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) – Reviews round-up ★★★★

Reviews are in for Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End. A unique and inventive adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic love story it has now opened at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets forPride and Prejudice* (*sort of) are booking until 14 February 2022.

Considered one of the most famous stories in literature, the story is retold by five young female servants who not only bring all of Austen’s characters to life, but sing modern pop songs and play instruments.

Men, money and microphones are fought over in this comic adaptation, which includes 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. 

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LtoR Isobel McArthur, Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Christina Gordon, Tori Burgess, Meghan Tyler ©Matt Crockett

Starring writer and director Isobel McArthur in the role of Darcy and Mrs Bennet this irreverent but affectionate adaptation also featuresTori Burgess as Lydia and Mr Collins, Christina Gordon as Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane, Hannah Jarrett-Scott as Charlotte Lucas and Charles Bingley and Meghan Tyler as Lizzie Bennet.

Reviews for the show have been warm and positive, with critics highlighting the enthusiasm and exceptionalism of the cast in bringing all their characters to life. The creative team include direction 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.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) has an open ended run at the Criterion Theatre, though is currently booking up to 17 April 2022.

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‘Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)’ to open at the Criterion Theatre in London

Isobel McArthur’s acclaimed adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will transfer to London’s West End this September.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of), a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s classic love story, will open at the Criterion Theatre on 15 October 2021 and is initially booking until 14 February 2022. A press performance is schedule on 2 November 2021.

Men, money and microphones are fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation, which includes 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

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. 

“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”  said Producer David Pugh. 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.”

The cast of the original Tron Theatre production will reunite led by writer and director Isobel McArthur playing Mr Darcy and Mrs Bennet; Tori Burgess will play Mr Collins; Christina Gordon plays Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane; Hannah Jarrett-Scott will play Charlotte and Charles Bingley and Meghan Tyler will play Lizzie Bennet.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) tickets are on-sale today with WestEndTheatre.com.

The production will be 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.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is booking from 15 October 2021 until 14 February 2021 at the Criterion Theatre, London.

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