Friday, 10 April 2015

Full casting announced for Pride & Prejudice at the Sheffield Crucible

Full casting has been announced for Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. The show opens at the Sheffield Crucible on 19th May (previews from 14th May) for a limited run until 6th June 2015.

Tamara Harvey directs with design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, compositions by Richard Taylor, choreography by Scott Ambler and casting by Lotte Hines.

The cast includes: Ronke Adekoluejo (Jane Bennet), Leona Allen (Kitty Bennet), Matthew Aubrey (Mr Collins), Michele Austin (Mrs Bennet), Adam Buchanan (Mr Bingley), Grace Chilton (Mary Bennet), Nell Hudson (Lydia Bennet), Isabella Laughland (Elizabeth Bennet), Emma McDonald (Georgiana Darcy), Abigail McKern (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), James Northcote (Mr Darcy), Sam Parks (Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds), Royce Pierreson (Mr Wickham), Corinna Powlesland (Mrs Gardiner), Ruby Thomas (Caroline Bingley), Howard Ward (Mr Bennet) and Eleanor Yates (Charlotte Lucas). They will be joined by members of the Sheffield Peoples’ Theatre to complete the company.

Artistic director Daniel Evans said: "Tamara Harvey has assembled a strong and diverse cast to take on Jane Austen’s most famous novel. This production continues our commitment to redress the gender balance in our programmed work. In Pride & Prejudice, Austen wittily comments on her own society and I'm thrilled that our production will celebrate Austen's work whilst reflecting our own community."

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