Pride and Prejudice (*sort of) to open in West End in October

Isobel McArthur’s acclaimed Pride and Prejudice (*sort of) has announced plans to transfer for an open-ended run in the West End from October.

Opening at the Criterion Theatre from 1st October, McArthur’s irreverent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel received plaudits when it originally premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, co-produced with the Tron theatre in Glasgow. The show subsequently toured the UK just prior to first lockdown last year.

McArthur will also star in the show, playing the dual role of Darcy and Mrs Bennett. An all-female cast will star in the play, with further casting for the production still to be announced.

According to press materials: “Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story. 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.”

The West End transfer is produced by David Pugh.

Pride and Prejudice (*sort of) opens at London’s Criterion Theatre from 1st October. You can sign up for pre-sale tickets here.

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