Pride and Prejudice

Written by:

Dorothy Lees-Blakey

Cast Size:
17

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 9

Genre:

Adaptation
Comedy
Musical/Opera
Period Piece

Themes:

19th Century
Family
Marriage
Relationships
Romance

Length:

150 min.

Year Written:

1986

Synopsis:

“The fascinating early nineteenth century world of Jane Austen springs vividly to life in this lilting romantic musical comedy, retelling the delightful story of Mrs. Bennet’s determined efforts to marry off her five daughters, centering especially on lively, independent Elizabeth’s seemingly impossible romance with the proud uncommunicative Mr. Darcy, and how they finally overcome their pride and their prejudice against each other.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Mr. Bennet / Mrs. Bennet / Elizabeth Bennet / Mary Bennet / Kitty Bennet / Lydia Bennet / Fitzwilliam Darcy / Charles Bingley / Caroline Bingley / Reverend Collins / Lady Catherine De Bourgh / Captain Wickham / Captain Denny / Lady Lucas / Charlotte Lucas / Townspeople / Soldiers

First Produced:

1986, Theatre Aquarius

Resources:

Pride and Prejudice is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Jane Austen’s novel can be found via Chapters Indigo here.