Pride and Prejudice
Dorset Theatre Festival
About Pride and Prejudice
The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from all sides to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? When she meets the standoffish, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy, they clash initially, but is there something deeper behind their animosity? Literature’s greatest tale of manners, society and love has never felt so theatrical or spirited than it does in this effervescent adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance from acclaimed writer and actress Kate Hamill (Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility).
“The stuff hits are made of...Jane Austen is known for her social insights and occasional satiric impulses. Actress/adapter Kate Hamill has kicked it up a notch in the comedy department, delivering a Pride and Prejudice that is funny and whimsical, but still captures the essence of Austen’s captivating novel.”
- Huffington Post
Pride & Prejudice is presented in collaboration with Actors' Shakespeare Project