Pride and Prejudice

Described on Sunday February 21, 2016 at 2 PM at The The Arts Club Stanley, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver | 604-687-1644 | Map

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Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Described by Anika Vervecken.

When intelligent, headstrong Elizabeth Bennet encounters the dark, brooding, and wealthy Mr. Darcy, she is unimpressed, especially when he interferes with a match between his friend and Elizabeth’s dearest sister. As a series of tumultuous events threatens the Bennet sisters’ position in society and their prospects of marriage, Mr. Darcy suddenly seems a constant presence in Elizabeth’s life and they both begin to question their assumptions. Could first impressions have been wrong? Relive the wit and charm of one of literature’s most beloved romantic comedies in this elegant and lavish production.

Adapted from Jane Austen’s novel by Victoria playwright, Janet Munsill.

Directed by Sarah Rodgers.


Mr. Bennet is a man of modest income, married to Mrs. Bennet. They have five daughters:
Miss Jane Bennet is 22 years old and regarded as the “prettiest”;
Miss Elizabeth (also Lizzie or Eliza) Bennet, is 20 years old and the most “outspoken”;
Miss Mary Bennet is the middle daughter, considered the “plainest”;
Miss Catherine (Kitty) Bennet is 17 years old, giggly and giddy;
and Miss Lydia Bennet is the youngest at 15 years old and a bit of a flirt.
Mr. Collins is Mr. Bennet’s nephew and a recently ordained parson in the employ of Lady de Bourgh.
Mr. Gardiner is Mrs. Bennet’s brother, who comes to visit with his wife, Mrs. Gardiner.
Miss Charlotte Lewis is 27 years old and Elizabeth’s best friend.
Mr. Charles Bingley is 23 years old, wealthy, single and the Bennet’s new neighbour living on the  Netherfield estate.
Miss Caroline Bingley is Charles’ sister who has her eye on his friend, Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is 28 years old, single and the wealthy owner of the Pemberley Estate. He is a good friend of Mr. Bingley.
Miss Georgiana Darcy is 16 years old and Mr. Darcy’s musically talented sister.
Mr. George Wickham is a charming military officer in his twenties.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a wealthy widow in her seventies, owner of Rosings Park Estate and the patron/employer of Mr. Collins.
Miss Anne de Bourgh is Lady Catherine’s daughter, a chronically ill young woman, betrothed to Mr. Darcy since childhood.

The play is set in early 19th century England. Much of the action takes place at the Bennet family’s modest country estate, Longbourn, not far from London.


Pride and Prejudice – Synopsis
Pride and Prejudice – Characters
The Life and Work of Jane Austen
The Long Afterlife of Jane Austen
Interview with director Sarah Rodgers (video)
Arts Club Shop Talk: Building the Costumes (video)

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