Melissa Taylor

Pride and Prejudice comes to Langham Court Theatre

Jane Austen’s classic to be staged from Oct. 1 to 18

Jane Austen’s classic early 19th century novel Pride and Prejudice  hits the stage at Langham Court Theatre from Oct. 1 to 18.

The novel was adapted for the stage by Janet Munsil and is directed by Judy Treloar.

Pride and Prejudice is about love, identity and social structure.

Each character is coupled by pride and prejudice, and over the course of the story, they learn to see the other and themselves with a clearer perspective. Can Elizabeth overcome her pride and Darcy overcome his prejudice?

Munsil, a Victoria resident, has crafted the characters so that this beloved tale, set in Regency England, is more accessible, fresher and sparkling.

Her adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was co-commissioned and produced by Theatre Calgary and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa).

Munsil’s plays include Influence, The Ugly Duchess, Emphysema (a love story) (UK title Smoking with Lulu), Be Still, Circus Fire and that elusive spark. Since 1992, she has been the Artistic Director and Festival Producer of Intrepid Theatre in Victoria, BC, where she produces the Victoria Fringe Theatre, Uno Fest, and an international theatre presentation series, Winterlab.

Tickets are $21 for adults. For show times and more information, please go online langhamtheatre.ca.

 

 

Just Posted

Canada Women’s Rugby 7s Team land at home after series triumph

Next stop at Langford offers Olympic qualification

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Two-sailing waits continue Victoria to Tsawwassen

Backlog continues despite extra sailings over Easter

Saanich soccer player survives bout with flesh eating disease

Harinder Sandhu picked up the disease after soccer game

Second earthquake in less than two hours strikes off Vancouver Island

The first earthquake happened at 1:27 p.m., the second at 2:44 p.m.

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

United Way opens grants to help charities tackle social issues

Charities north of the Malahat can apply for grants $2,000 to $20,000

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Man’s body found in popular Cowichan Valley hiking area

Police say death not suspicious after discovery in Stoney Hill area overlooking Saltspring Island

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Vancouver Island-based company provides glass alternatives to plastic straws

Enviro Glass Straws now producing more than 60,000 straws each year

Most Read