Pride and Prejudice “I was in the middle before I knew I had begun”

Pride and Prejudice

The Mount Without

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 12 Feb 2022 - Sat 19 Feb 2022
  • Location The Mount Without
  • Evenings

    7.30pm

  • Matinees

    2.30pm

  • Ticket Price

    From £10

  • Running Time

    2 hrs 30 mins approx (including interval)

“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”

adapted by Simon Reade, based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Jenny Stephens
Designed by Hazel McIntosh

In a leafy corner of England, in the early years of the nineteenth century, Mrs Bennet hears exciting news. A young bachelor has moved into neighbouring Netherfield Park – and what’s more he’s incredibly wealthy. With five unmarried daughters and no fortune, Mrs Bennet makes it her mission to play matchmaker and secure an engagement.

High society balls, proposals, rebuffs and five young women making their way in a world where social order is governed by marriage, income and class. Can the wilful and determined Elizabeth Bennet ever find her match? Is happiness in marriage always entirely a matter of chance?

Join Bristol Old Vic Theatre School this February as the original rom-com, Pride and Prejudice, is staged in one of Bristol’s newest and most evocative performance spaces, The Mount Without.

By special arrangement with Berlin Associates

Cast

Caroline Bingley Phoebe Cook
Charlotte/Georgia Monsikelah Ward
Elizabeth Bennet Eve Pereira
Jane Bennet Rhea Norwood
Kitty Bennet Camilla Aiko
Lydia Bennet Carlie Diamond
Mary Bennet Tanvi Virmani
Mr. Bennet Bill Caple
Mr. Bingley/Miss De Bourgh Joe Edgar
Mr. Collins Josh Penrose
Mr. Darcy Shivam Pallana
Mr. Wickham Tom Mordell
Mrs. Bennet Rebecca Hyde
Mrs. Gardner Anna-Sophia Tutton
Sir William/Lady Catherine De Bourgh Taylor Uttley

Creative Team

Director Jenny Stephens
Assistant Directors Sofia Gallucci and Aaron Finnegan
Set & Prop Designer Hazel McIntosh
Costume Designer Olivia Jamieson
Assistant Voice and Dialect Coaches Jonathan Grosberg & Penelope Wildgoose
Movement Director Jonathan Howell
Dance Captains Phoebe Cook and Anna-Sophia Tutton
Production Manager
Steve O’Brien
Production Coordinator Kim Lewis
Assistant Production Manager
Joe Culpin
Production Supervisors Ruth Sidery and Rachel Bell
Stage Manager David Bath
Deputy Stage Manager Eleanor Condon
Assistant Stage Managers Tom Gould & Jessica Way
Lighting Designer Joe Waddington
Production Electrician Spencer Cash-Archer
Lighting Operator Lara-Louise Jones
Sound Designer Chris Davies
Sound Op Abbi Davies
Prop Makers Jessica Manley, Lydia Morgan and Lola O’Donoghue
Construction Manager Karris Holm
Construction Assistants Jack Bain, Abbi Davies, Jude Fulwood, Elspeth Goodman, Lara-Louise Jones and Matthew Newcombe
Costume Supervisor  Angelica Robinson
Costume Makers Saskia Bath, Ruth Ferns-Duncan, Laetitia Gorget, Maisie Higgins, Ruby Nex, Charlie Rowen & Albert Taylor
Costume Assistants Shanice Dacres, Elle Duncan, Jo Kenney & Arthur Wyatt
Hair and Makeup Advisor Chrissie Bricknell
Supervising Scenic Artist Cliff Thorne

We’d like to extend our special thanks to Avon Fire and Rescue, Bristol City Council, Bells and Two Tones Fire and Rescue, Fiona Bell and Helen Sheen for their support of this production.

Pride and Prejudice in rehearsals

Pride and Prejudice production images

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice