Emmy The Great composes music for comic adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice”

In a brand new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe, with original music by Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Director of Posh at Nottingham Playhouse in 2015), prepare yourself for a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful take on this brilliant novel. Watch the trailer below…

The most famous love story our country has ever produced, yet the women don’t work, the servants don’t speak, and who cares how filthy rich Mr Darcy is when he is so arrogant and RUDE? Georgian England was a world where men had property whilst women had smelling salts and piano lessons. Lucky them. Elizabeth Bennet is witty and clever, has terrible manners and muddy shoes. But with no independence, is her ending actually happy? Or have we been distracted by Colin Firth and frilly shirts?  If you’ve always heard people saying “Austen is so funny” and you never got it – you will now!

Emmy the Great said: “It’s a privilege to be working alongside Susannah and Sara on this show. Pride and Prejudice is a book that I have come back to often in my life, and through this experience and Sara’s words I am getting to know it with a new intimacy. The humour of the original text, and this adaptation, makes working on the score a varied and funny experience.”

Susannah Tresilian said: “It is a dream come true to be asked to direct a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, one of history’s greatest love stories.  I’m interested in taking a fresh look at it, whilst staying loyal to the original. I’m so pleased to be working with two other Austenites, the brilliant Sara Pascoe and Emmy the Great, to create an authentic Pride and Prejudice for a modern audience – combining, one might say, a 21st century sense with a 19th century sensibility..”

Sara Pascoe said: “I am massively excited to be adapting the book for the stage and demonstrating Austen’s courage and wit to a new generation of theatre- goers. I hope our fresh and funny version will make existing Pride and Prejudice fans fall in love with the characters all over again.”



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