Pride and Prejudice 2016

02 September 2016 - 17 September 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.

Pride and Prejudice returned to the Open Air Theatre following a sell-out run in 2013, and featured the 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. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approached her bicentennial, the production toured the UK until 2017.

Daily Mail

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

Mail on Sunday

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


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

Evening Standard

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


“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”

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