The Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and Blood of the Young production of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) will end its West End run February 6.
Lead producer David Pugh announced that the production will embark on a 60-week tour in September, beginning at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and finishing with a return engagement in the West End.
Producers stated that the February closure became necessary due to lack of audiences throughout the West End following the government’s implementation of Plan B COVID-19 restrictions.
The script, penned by Isobel McArthur and adapted from Jane Austen's text, features pop favorites such as "Every Day I Write the Book," "Young Hearts Run Free," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "I Got You Babe," and "You’re So Vain."
The cast includes writer and co-director McArthur (Wendy and Peter Pan) as Darcy and Mrs. Bennet, Tori Burgess (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) as Mr. Collins, Christina Gordon (Glory on Earth) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Jane, Hannah Jarrett-Scott (Glory on Earth) as Charlotte and Charles Bingley, and Meghan Tyler (A Streetcar Named Desire) as Lizzie Bennet.
Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) is co-directed by Simon Harvey, with comedy staging by Jos Houben, design by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, lighting by Colin Grenfell, musical supervision by Michael John McCarthy, sound design by Michael John McCarthy and Luke Swaffield for Autograph, and choreography by Emily-Jane Boyle.
Serving as co-producers are Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Oxford Playhouse.