This image: Benjamin Dilloway and Tafline Steen
Austen aficionados and rom-com fans can feast on this production
Enjoy an elegant romp into Regency-era England this month when the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre bring their acclaimed production of Pride and Prejudice to the Corn Exchange for a five-night run.
One of the best-loved novels of all time, Jane Austen’s classic comedy of manners has lost none of its appeal since it was first published in 1813, enjoying many re-workings for both film and TV (who could forget the moment with Colin Firth in a wet shirt…).
Relive the sparkling wordplay and splendidly civilised sparring once again in this adaptation by Simon Reade, which recounts the tale of the Bennet family and their five, very different, unmarried daughters.
A family of humble means, Mr and Mrs Bennet seize the opportunity to improve their social standing when the wealthy Mr Bingley and his eligible friend Mr Darcy move to the neighbourhood.
But while Mr Bingley takes an immediate liking to their eldest daughter Jane, the dismissive Mr Darcy instantly clashes with the Bennet’s headstrong second daughter, Elizabeth. As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love, though, it’s the brooding Mr Darcy who ultimately finds his match.
Running from 4 to 8 October, the cast includes TV star Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) in the role of Mr Bennet, and he is joined by Felicity Montagu, who is best known for playing Alan Partridge’s long-suffering PA Lynn, as Mrs Bennet.
Also treading the boards is a talented cast which includes Tafline Steen (Elizabeth Bennet), Benjamin Dilloway (Mr Darcy) and Doña Croll as Lady Catherine De Bourgh.
Whether you’re an Austen aficionado or simply love a good rom-com, this critically acclaimed production will delight and dazzle.
Tickets start at £22.50.