Pride and Prejudice performed on the Bandstand 27th July

 

Blackpool Stanley Park is hosting a production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by a national touring company.   Thursday 27th July 2017 at 7pm until approx 9.20.   Cocktails and nibbles will be available by the Beach House Cafe.   We recommend bringing your own cushions or seats.

‘It’s back!  Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s glorious social comedy attracted sell-out audiences for 4 consecutive years. It toured throughout the UK and Europe, attracted nationwide critical acclaim and at its run at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe the queue for returns stretched around the block.

In a social whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve their mutual happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is costume-drama, empire-lines and tea-parties, then this sparkling adaptation, based entirely on the original novel, is something to make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, pacy, forthright, bitchy best!’

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