Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen
Adapted by James Maxwell
Revised by Alan Stanford

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the most popular novels of all time, the Gate is delighted to be reviving Alan Stanford’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, last seen on the Gate stage 12 years ago.

This original romantic comedy makes you fall in love again with the classic tale of the five Bennet sisters. When the feisty Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and handsome Mr. Darcy, the sparks fly! At first she finds him arrogant and conceited and later when she discovers that he has derailed the relationship between her beloved sister Jane and his friend Bingley, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.

In the comic events that follow, the family’s lives are turned upside down. Will the spirited Elizabeth and the proud yet charismatic Mr. Darcy overcome their first impressions, especially when pride and prejudice takes over?

Directed by Alan Stanford
Set & Costume Design by Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Design by James McConnell

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mr Bennet Stephen Brennan
Jane Bennet Aoibhín Garrihy
Elizabeth Bennet Lorna Quinn
Mary Bennet Rachel Gleeson
Kitty Bennet Kerrie O’Sullivan
Lydia Bennet Genevieve Hulme Beaman
Mrs Bennet Eleanor Methven
Mr Bingley Stephen Swift
Caroline Bingley Rebecca O’Mara
Mr Darcy Sam O’Mahony
Sir William Lucas David O’Brien
Charlotte Lucas Maeve Fitzgerald
Mr Wickham Michael Ford-FitzGerald
Mr Collins Mark O’Regan
Lady Catherine de Bourgh Barbara Brennan
Lady Anne de Bourgh Sarah Kinlan
Colonel Fitzwilliam Jonathan Delaney Tynan
Footman/Captain Carter Dylan Farrell
Miss Jenkinson Nicola Burke