Sat. July 15, 2017
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ performed by Artistic Licence
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July
Performed by the wonderful Artistic Licence Theatre Company, the story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential.
Mr Bennet of the Longbourne estate has 5 daughters, but his property is entailed meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. Having married a woman who had no fortune, it is imperative that one of the girls marries well in order to support the others on his death. However, Jane Austen’s opening line ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife’ is a sentence filled with irony and playfulness. The novel revolves around the necessity of marrying for love, not simply for mercenary reasons despite the social pressures to make a good (i.e) wealthy match.
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July Ticket Prices and Times (to be confirmed)