Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, Turn Again Theatre, Holmfirth
Oct 1 2010 by Val Javin, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
COLIN FIRTH might have made the role his own on TV, but Neil Smith will be working hard next week to win over audiences as Mr Darcy.
Turn Again Theatre has turned to the classics and Jane Austen’s story, Pride and Prejudice which opens at the Civic Hall in Holmfirth on Wednesday. Performances run nightly at 7.30pm until Saturday.
Pride and Prejudice is a story many know well from literature and from TV and film.
At its heart are the five Bennet sisters and Pride and Prejudice is one of Austen’s ultimate romantic comedies. It is the story of the sisters and their mother’s pursuit of suitable husbands for them and much, much more.
The show is produced by Linda Williams and features Lisa Kendall as Elizabeth Bennet.
“Rehearsals have been going well,” she said. “It’s a great cast, there is live music and beautiful authentic costumes.
“All we need now is an audience.”
The cast includes Mark Brockway as Mr Bennet with Loretta Skelton as Mrs Bennet.
Mel Brockway is the eldest Bennet sister, Jane and Tony Harrison plays Mr Bingley.
Georgia Brockway is cast as the Bennet’s runaway daughter Lydia
Lydia Bennet with Oliver Constance as the caddish Wickham.
This is a sparkling comedy of manners, just the thing to brighten an autumn evening.
Tickets from Holmfirth Tourist Information on 01484 222444. Tickets are £6/£4 if bought in advance or £7/£5 on the door.