Pride & Prejudice* Sort Of
Associate Sound Designer
An adaptation like no other, drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history this is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel - the hugely acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of).
Six young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate; the overlooked and the undervalued making sure those above stairs find their happy ending. Of course, they’ve always been running the show - after all ‘You can’t have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding’ – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part.
Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen’s unrivalled literary classic. Let the ruthless match-making begin!
Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, in association with The Tron Theatre and Blood of the Young Theatre Company
Director: Paul Brotherston
Associate Director: Shilpa Hyland
Playwright: Isobel McArthur, after Jane Austen
Dramaturgy: Johnny McKight
Designer: Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Associate Designer: Anna Orton
Sound Designer: Michael John McCarthy
Associate Sound Designer: Calum Paterson
Lighting Designer: Simon Hayes
Choreographer: EJ Boyle
Broadway World: Nominated for Best Regional/Touring Production
Exeunt Magazine: Winner of The Colin Firth Award for a Right Old Regency Romp
"a total blast of hilarity from start to finish. It sticks faithfully to Austen's brilliant story, while opening it up into a riot of fun, colour and mischief-making"
- Whats On Stage
"Layer after layer of brilliance"
- The Scotsman
"A kick-ass delight from start to finish"
- The Herald
"this all-singing, all-female retelling is as richly layered as a wedding cake"
- The Telegraph
" a riotous, joyful and ground-breaking piece of work that embodies the spirit of Austen and blasts her into the 21st century"
- Broadway World
"Pride and Prejudice (Sort of) revels in Austen’s evergreen caustic humour, turning the Regency comedy into a belter of a night out"
- Plays To See
"A joyously inventive, funny, satirical yet reverential masterpiece delivered by a cast that lovingly owns the play; an audience roaring and on its feet at the final curtain"
- Stage Talk Magazine
"this is a raucous performance and I guarantee any girl or woman would love it - and plenty of men too"
- Bristol Post
"laughs aplenty, both period and modern as the young, six-strong cast exchange roles and genders at break-neck speed, switching from single-minded women one moment to anally retentive men the next"
- The Stage