It has been announced that the residency of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre will now finish on February 6th. Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) was originally scheduled to play at the venue until April 17th.
Producer David Pugh Pride commented that the show’s closure is predominantly down to a lack of West End audiences following the recent government implementation of Plan B Covid restrictions. The production will now embark on a 60-week nationwide tour from September 2022, before then returning to the capital.
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a light-hearted reinvention of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice featuring a string of popular hits from the 1990s and follows the fortunes of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as told by the Bennet sisters.
The production sees Isobel McArthur starring in her own work. McArthur is joined in the cast by Meghan Tyler. Christina Gordon, Tori Burgess, and Hannah Jarrett-Scott. Both McArthur and Simon Harvey direct the production, with lighting design by Colin Grenfell, sound design by Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield, design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, and choreography by Emily-Jane Boyle.
Performances of Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) continue at the Criterion Theatre until February 6th.