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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
13th - 16th June 2007
With five unmarried daughters and little wealth, Mrs Bennet is determined to find good matches for her girls. But the strong-willed Lizzie has other ideas when she meets the proud and scornful Mr Darcy.
The Company presented its own adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice. The script was originally written by Company member Alison Munro and performed by The Company in 1997. Due to its success and the resurgence of this classic love story in recent times as a result of the Hollywood film, The Company put on a revival production of the stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at the University Drama Studio in June 2007.
For those who missed it at the theatre, The Company went on to perform their fantastic production of Pride and Prejudice, which gave "a fresh zest to this familiar story", at Dore Village Green on the 11th of July.
Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife. The Bennets 5 daughters; the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately for the Bennets, if Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing (and richer) but proud Mr Darcy. Love is soon in the air for one of the Bennet sisters, while another may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness, including class, gossip and scandal (Source: IMDB)