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Bold reimagining of Pride and Prejudice comes to Chelmsford Theatre

A bold but true-to-story reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice is coming to Chelmsford Theatre this autumn.

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) arrives in Chelmsford from Monday 7 to Saturday 12 October as part of its second UK tour. Chelmsford Theatre members have 24 hours priority booking from 10am today (14 February) to snap up tickets, with general sale opening from 10am on Thursday 15 February.

A unique and audacious retelling of Austen’s beloved tale

Direct from its triumph in the West End where it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story.

Men, money and microphones are fought over in this irreverent but affectionate adaptation where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance. The multi-award-winning production features a string of pop classics including Young Hearts Run Free, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and You’re So Vain.

Pride and Prejudice

Continued quality programming for Chelmsford Theatre

Directed by Evening Standard Theatre Awards winner Isobel McArthur, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) first appeared at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre in 2018 and embarked on an acclaimed UK tour the following year. In 2021 it hit the West End, showing at the Criterion Theatre for six months. In 2022 Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) won a coveted Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

The adaptation received rave five-star reviews from critics, including the Daily Telegraph which declared “Austen would have loved this smart, laugh-out-loud show”, and The Scotsman, which praised its “fierce feminism and brilliant humour”.

Theatre Director, Lee Henderson, says the production is another example of continued high-quality programming for Chelmsford Theatre:

“We’re so delighted to have another brilliant West End show coming to Chelmsford Theatre this autumn. Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is exactly the type of daring and exciting programming we want to see more of in Chelmsford. I can’t wait to see what our audiences make of this hilarious modern-day take on Jane Austen later this year.”

Lee Henderson, Theatre Director, Chelmsford Theatre

Book your tickets

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this riotous romp through Regency-era Britain at Chelmsford Theatre this October. Sign up to the membership scheme to gain priority access. Tickets will be on sale at www.chelmsfordtheatre.co.uk/events/pride-and-prejudice-sort-of/

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Cherelle Nightingill
Cherelle Nightingill

Cherelle writes about Chelmsford Theatre, Hylands Estate, Chelmsford Museum, the Mayor of Chelmsford and culture and events in the city.