Modern adaption of Jane Austen novel

Edward Furrow and Alex Rivers star as Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. EMN-170215-094535001
Edward Furrow and Alex Rivers star as Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. EMN-170215-094535001

A comic adaption of literary classic Pride and Prejudice is coming to Boston.

Next Friday, March 3, The Pantaloons present Pride and Prejudice at Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre.

Audiences can enjoy a show which puts a twist on a much loved Jane Austen masterpiece.

Writer and director Mark Hayward said: “We are known for being somewhat silly, but with our Pride and Prejudice we stay respectful to the things that people love about the book in the first place.”

The show will follow Mrs Bennet trying to find husbands for her daughters, when Elizabeth Bennet meets the mysterious Mr Darcy.

Mark Hayward said: “This production gives Austen fans what they are looking for in a staging - the romance, the scandals - whilst at the same time providing a great introduction to those who are new to the story and also interweaving the elements that make a show intrinsically Pantaloony.”

Other classics that the Pantaloons have put a spin on are Bleak House, Sherlock Holmes, The Canterbury Tales and A Christmas Carol.

Mark Hayward explained: “We take well-loved tales and give them a contemporary twist, making them accessible for new audiences and showing seasoned fans something that they perhaps had not seen in them before.”

Pride and Prejudice starts at 7.30pm next Friday, March 3.

Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £13 for concessions, available from: www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk