Pride and Prejudice (adapted by Sara Pascoe from the novel by Jane Austen)
Audition dates: Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th March
Rehearsal nights: Mondays and Wednesdays
Performance dates: Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th June
For our final production of the season there is a great opportunity to take part in a dramatised version of one of the classic stories in English literature. It demands a large cast with several minor roles as well as the more well-known ones, so do come along and join us at auditions. Depending upon who we have, there may be some doubling up of parts and there are a couple of ball scenes in which most people will appear. As a guide, brief character descriptions follow:
The Bennet family:
Mr Bennet – middle aged, long suffering head of the household
Mrs Bennet – his wife whose main aim in life is to marry off her five daughters
The daughters (Jane, Lizzie, Mary, Kitty and Lydia) – in the novel their age ranges are from 16 to 22, but there can be some leeway here and playing age is what is important. Jane & Lizzie are the sensible ones, Mary the quiet one whilst Kitty and Lydia are “two of the silliest girls in all of Christendom”.
Other Main characters:
Mr Darcy – good looking but brooding, playing age about 30
Mr Bingley – the Bennets’ neighbour, smitten with Jane, playing age about 30
Mr Wickham – a dashing soldier but a thoroughly bad egg, playing age about 30
Lady Catherine – self opinionated lady of the manor for whom self conviction is a birthright, a mature woman
Reverend Collins – Lady C’s protege. Obsequious to the last. Playing age about 30 but loads of flexibility here
Charlotte – a good friend of Lizzie so of a similar playing age.
Mr & Mrs Gardiner – Mrs Bennet’s brother and sister-in-law, so of similar playing age
Miss Bingley – sister of Mr Bingley, playing age a tad younger than her brother
Mrs Hurst – Miss Bingley’s friend, so of a similar playing age
Miss De Bourgh – Lady Catherine’s neice, so playing age late teens to mid-twenties
Miss Darcy – youger sister of Mr Darcy.
Books will be available a couple of weeks prior to auditions so do come along. I’d love to see you for this exciting venture!