Pride and Prejudice to tour UK theatres

Date Posted: 27/05/2016

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has confirmed dates for its UK tour, which will run from September to February 2017.

The production, which originally showcased in 2013, will close the summer season at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre before opening the tour at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.

Other confirmed venues include the Theatre Royal in Norwich; the Corn Exchange in Cambridge; the Curve in Leicester; and Richmond Theatre.

Casting

Felicity Montagu will play Mrs. Bennet. Montagu is best known for playing the long-suffering PA Lynn in I’m Alan Partridge, a role she played in both the TV series and the 2013 film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Montagu was most recently seen playing Mrs Mainwaring in the 2016 film remake of Dad’s Army. Other roles have included Perpetua in Bridget Jones's Diary; Caroline Bosman in ITV’s Doc Martin and Sue 2 in BBC’s Nighty Night.

The Pride and Prejudice story

Pride and Prejudice tells the story of the Bennet family and their five unmarried daughters who are haplessly searching for love.

The plot focuses on the relationship between headstrong Elizabeth Bennet and the eligible Mr Darcy, and their unwitting attraction towards each other.

First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has been described as a romantic comedy, and remains a popular novel in in English literature.

A number of adaptations have been created from it, most notably the 1940 film starring Laurence Olivier and the 2005 film starring Keira Knightley.

Pride and Prejudice is the third Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre show to tour the UK, following their productions of To Kill a Mockingbird in 2014/15 and Lord of the Flies in 2015/16.

Group rates and discounts

Groups of ten or more who’d like to see Pride and Prejudice at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre between 2nd and 17th September can claim £5 off price bands A to C.

Otherwise, GTOs should contact their chosen UK tour venue for group rates.

For further information visit www.PrideandPrejudicePlay.com.

(Photo credit: Simon Turtle and Feast Creative).

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