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Pride and Prejudice

Bernard J. Taylor's Pride and Prejudice - based on the classic novel by Jane Austen - has been staged more than thirty times to date with great success for the companies concerned. Further productions are under way. Read the review of the BUSOM production.

The studio recording features Peter Karrie, Claire Moore, Gay Soper, Janet Mooney, Christopher Biggins and James Staddon.

A show with a number of prominent roles for old and young, it also has plenty of chorus work, with five new chorus numbers added to the score since the CD was recorded. It requires a cast of at least 25, and preferably a lot more.

Primary characters:
Elizabeth Bennet, her father's favourite daughter
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, generally thought to be aloof and snobbish
Mrs. Bennet, middle aged and prone to hysteria
Mr. Bennet, her long suffering husband
Lydia Bennet, the rebellious daughter
Jane Bennet, the sweet and pretty daughter
Mr. Bingley, a friend of Darcy's
George Wickham, a smoot talking rogue
Mr. Collins, a priggish and pompous clergyman
Lady Catherine de Bourge, a haughty grande dame

Secondary characters:
Kitty and Mary Bennet, Elizabeth's younger sisters
Caroline Bingley, Mr. Bingley's sister
Charlotte Lucas, a friend of Elizabeth
Isabella
Charles Bennet

Minor Characters:
Col. Foster
Anne de Bourge
Housekeeper
Footman
Mrs. Charles Bennet

Chorus (minimum of 12)
1st, 2nd & 3rd Servant (At the Ball), Toffs & Plebs (What An Hour At Church Will Do), Soldiers, Townsfolk, Girls (Soldiers’ Song), Pemberley Staff (The Finest Man We Know), etc.

Please see Production Enquiries for licensing contacts. Libretto, orchestrations, midi files and backing tracks are available upon request; contact Bernard J. Taylor.

 

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