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Preview: Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Let The Ruthless Matchmaking Begin!


Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)

Newcastle Theatre Royal

Monday 23 – Saturday 28 January 2023


A unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story is set to take Newcastle Theatre Royal by storm as the Oliver Award-winning comedy Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) plays later in the month.

It marks a triumphant return to the city for the multi-award-winning Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen after its crowd-pleasing run at Northern Stage in 2019 where it attracted critical acclaimed and five star reviews.

Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance.  The show features a string of pop classics including ‘Young Hearts Run Free’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘You’re So Vain’.  It’s the 1800s.  It’s party time.  Let the ruthless matchmaking begin.

The cast includes Leah Jamieson as Anne, Mary Bennet, Lydia Bennet and Mr Gardiner, Lucy Gray who reprises her role as Tillie, Charlotte Lucas, Charles Bingley and Miss Bingley, Emmy Stonelake as Effie and Elizabeth Bennet, Megan Louise Wilson as Clara, Jane Bennet, and Lady Catherine de Burgh, Dannie Harris as Flo, Mrs Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy,  Laura Soper and Ruth Brotherton).

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) is directed by Olivier and Evening Standard Theatre Award Winner Isobel McArthur and Simon Harvey. Comedy staging is by Jos Houben, design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, lighting by Colin Grenfell, musical supervision by Michael John McCarthy, sound design by Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield for Autograph and choreography by Emily Jane Boyle.

Photos: Matt Crockett



Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 23 – Saturday 28 January 2023. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 0191 232 7010.


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