Monday, 1 August 2016

Casting announced for Pride and Prejudice

Benjamin Dilloway & Tafline Steen
Full casting has been announced for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Following its run in 2013, Pride and Prejudice is returning this year to conclude the 2016 summer season at the Open Air Theatre ahead of a major UK Tour in September. 

Opening at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. 

The show will star Matthew Kelly as Mr. Bennet, Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet, Benjamin Dilloway as Mr. Darcy and Doña Croll as Lady Catherine De Bourgh.

Completing the cast are Hollie Edwin as Jane Bennet, Mari Izzard as Lydia Bennet, Leigh Quinn as Mary Bennet/Annabel De Bourgh, Anna Crichlow as Kitty Bennet/Georgiana Darcy, Jordan Mifsúd as Mr. Bingley, Steven Meo as Mr. Collins, Daniel Abbott as Mr. Wickham, Kirsty Rider as Caroline Bingley, Francesca Bailey as Charlotte Lucas, Charlotte Palmer as Mrs. Gardiner and Mark Rawlings as Sir William Lucas.

First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies and spawning numerous adaptations, most notably the 1940 film starring Laurence Olivier and the 1995 BBC adaptation starring Colin Firth. 

Pride and Prejudice is directed by Deborah Bruce, with set by Max Jones, costume by Tom Piper, movement by Siân Williams, compositions by Lillian Henley, sound by Matt McKenzie for Autograph, associate direction by Barbara Houseman and casting by Lotte Hines. Pride and Prejudice is adapted for the stage by Simon Reade. 

Photo Credit: Simon Turtle

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