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Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) to embark on UK tour

The piece opens in Bristol in September

'Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)''
© Mihaela Bodlovic

Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young's hit 2018 play Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) will embark on a UK tour in 2019.

Isobal McArthur's all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's novel sees six young women recreating the iconic romantic story with added karaoke. It first ran in Glasgow's Tron Theatre in summer 2018.

After opening at Bristol Old Vic on 12 September 2019, the piece will tour to venues including Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Oxford Playhouse throughout autumn 2019 and spring 2020. Complete details are to be confirmed.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is directed by Paul Brotherston with design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, lighting design by Simon Hayes, sound design by MJ McCarthy, movement by Emily-Jane Boyle and dramaturgy by Johnny McKnight.

McArthur said: "This adaptation sees a cast of servants multi-role-ing to tell the story of Pride and Prejudice and - in the spirit of Austen - has much to say, but never at the expense of spinning a great yarn with gags a-plenty and, of course, karaoke. But to hell with that - audiences don't need to have even heard of Jane Austen or her novels. This show is simply for anyone who enjoys a great night out full of colour, music and laughter."