Catch Pride and Prejudice (*Sort Of) at Northern Stage from October 2nd to 12th. Tickets from £10. To book click here
Everybody loves Pride & Prejudice, right? I still remember for some reason refusing to go on holiday with my family when I was fifteen, getting scared when they left for the airport at 2am and watching the entire BBC series on video. It gave us wet-through Colin Firth and inspired Helen Fielding to write Bridget Jones, for crying out loud (THAT Mr Darcy was no coincidence).
This time the much-loved novel has been given an all-female makeover by writer and performer Isobel McArthur, in conjunction with Blood of the Young and Tron Theatre Company. Why sort of? This adaptation focusses on the servants, six female servants to be precise who are playing ALL the roles. The adaptation draws on two hundred years of pop history and heavily features one of my favourite hobbies – karaoke! (Didn’t expect that, did you)?
Expect plenty of laughs, a killer pop soundtrack, microphones and even to be moved!