Nation’s favourite novel told on stage in two-man show

Pride and Prejudice at The Place, Bedford.
Pride and Prejudice at The Place, Bedford.

More than 200 years after the nation’s favourite novel was first published, a highly praised, sparkling and fresh stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will stop off in Bedford on its UK tour.

The production offers a brand new interpretation of one of the nation’s favourite love stories. The inventive adaptation sees two actors juggle the full gamut of Austen’s well-loved characters.

They journey from the Meryton Assembly to the grounds of Pemberley and take Darcy and Lizzy from instant dislike to something altogether more different, all in just two hours. Every word that is spoken is Austen’s.

In this imaginative and loving adaptation by Joannah Tincey, two actors bring to life Austen’s words with great skill and agility.

Joannah says: “I wanted to create an adaptation where the characters talk to the audience in the same way that Austen talks to her reader. By addressing the audience directly and allowing the characters to speak for themselves, we are bringing Jane Austen’s unique and witty writing style to life in a truly theatrical context.”

It is showing at The Place theatre in Bedford on Sunday, October 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11 and concessions £9.50.

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