Pride and Prejudice

Nottingham Playhouse and York Theatre Royal present

an all new adaptation of this much loved story, written by Sara Pascoe, with original music by Emmy the Great, directed by Susannah Tresilian

The most famous love story our country has ever produced, yet the women don’t work, the servants don’t speak, and who cares how filthy rich Mr Darcy is when he is so arrogant and RUDE?

Georgian England was a world where men had property whilst women had smelling salts and piano lessons. Lucky them.

Elizabeth Bennet is witty and clever, has terrible manners and muddy shoes. But with no independence, is her ending actually happy? Or have we been distracted by Colin Firth and frilly shirts?

If you’ve always heard people saying “Austen is so funny” and you never got it – you will now!

In a brand new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Posh) prepare yourself for a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful* take on this brilliant novel.

*Don’t be uptight about it, it’s what she would have done.


“immensely enjoyable.. I wish I could have taken my teenage self.”
**** The Sunday Times

“Somehow, an inspired creative team and a game company have made Pride and Prejudice fresh again, and that’s no small achievement.” Exeunt Magazine

“It can’t have been easy, yet the creatives have managed to make it fresh and fun, whilst raising pertinent questions.” **** WhatsOnStage

“Overall, it achieves precisely what the novel sets out to achieve, but more successfully for a modern audience… It is, in short, precisely what we wish any profoundly valuable, yet dated piece of literature could be.”
10/10 from Impact Magazine, University of Nottingham

Emmy speaking about P&P on BBC 6Music!

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Buy the playscript here!

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Information and Tickets

Nottingham Playhouse: Friday 15th to Saturday 30th September 2017

York Theatre Royal: Wednesday 4th to Saturday 14th October 2017