Sun. July 30, 2017
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ performed by Artistic Licence: SOLD OUT
Please note that Sunday’s performance is now sold out. Tickets currently available for Saturday performances only
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 wealthy match.
Adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, by kind permission of Berlin Associates
Act 1 will be performed in the Castle grounds (no seating), with Act 2 taking place in The Great Hall of the Castle.
In the event of inclement weather, the entire performance will take place in The Great Hall
Saturday 29th July 2.30pm and 6.00pm
Sunday 30th July 3.00pm – SOLD OUT!
Tickets: £11.00 (non refundable)