Lizzy, Darcy and Jane

by Joanna Norland

8th-15th June 2024 730pm

Pride and Prejudice meets Bridgerton in this modern imagining


Jane Austen pits her wit and will against her greatest adversary and ally-Elizabeth Bennet

Pride and Prejudice meets Bridgerton in this modern imagining of a world where Jane Austen creates one of her best loved novels from the people and situations that surround her.

Expect simple staging sumptuous costumes and sparkling dialogue in this witty ensemble piece with interactions between factual and fictional characters.

Heady with her first taste of love, Jane aged 20 creates Elizabeth with Mr Darcy taking on the role of her arch enemy and reluctant admirer. But when her actual romance sours, she sentences Elizabeth to marry the odious Mr Collins and herself to an equally disastrous marriage.


The fates of the author, the novel and its heroine are at stake. Elizabeth Bennet must take action.


“Norland crafts a beautiful tale with a twist that truly showcases the relationship between author and character”

Directed by Verity Mann


Jane Austen  … Charlotte Cochrane

Lizzy Bennett …  Imogen Turner

Darcy/Tom Lefroy… Dominic Friedrich

Bingley/Harris Bigg-Wither/Mr Collins… Cameron Kennedy

Mrs Austen… Heather Taylor

Madame Lefroy/Lady Catherine de Bourgh… Sue Borg

Alethea Bigg-Wither … Linzi Wicks

Cassandra Austen … Kate Davies


Director…. Verity Mann

PA  Pauline Walsh

Stage Manager… Andrew Wilson 

Asst Stage Manager …  Jennifer Bartlett

Lighting… Mike Lawlor

Sound… Patrick Warrington

Prompt… Anne Wright

Props… Carol Davies

Costumes… Verity Mann, Sue Lund and the costume team

Set…Chris Bannatyne, Frank Brown, John Lees


sponsored by Friezland Properties


Thu 13th June 2024


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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