Love’s going cheap. It’s finding a husband that will really take it out of you.

Written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen
Directed by Paul Brotherston

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Northern Stage present a Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young production, with co-producers Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield Theatres Southampton and Oxford Playhouse

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This is an adaptation like no other. Drawing on over two hundred years of romantic pop history is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel – the hugely acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of).

Six young women have a story to tell. You might have seen them, emptying the chamber pots and sweeping ash from the grate; the overlooked and the undervalued making sure those above stairs find their happy ending. Of course, they’ve always been running the show – after all ‘you can’t have a whirlwind romance without clean bedding’ – but tonight, the servants are also playing every part.

Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this loving and irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen’s unrivalled literary classic.

Let the ruthless match-making begin!


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Reviews

“Unfettered joy from start to finish”

★★★★ The Herald

“Clever, funny, feminist, and not even shy, in the end, of a few powerful moments of true romance”

★★★★ The Scotsman

“A killer karaoke soundtrack encompassing everything from Pulp, to Candi Staton, to The Divine Comedy and Etta James”

★★★★ The Stage

“A have-your-cake-and-eat-it adaptation in which the gags are plentiful even when the stakes are high”

★★★★ The Guardian


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BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance Wed 9 Oct, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance logo Captioned performance* Thu 10 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio Description logo Audio Described performance Sat 12 Oct, 2pm

* For best visibility of our caption units, we would recommend sitting in rows E – L.

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.