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Pride and Prejudice (sort of)

Criterion Theatre

218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1V 9LB 033 33 202 895

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Ends 6th February 2022.

In the 1800s women competed ruthlessly for men. In the 2020s this all-female cast compete ruthlessly for microphones as they weave a different version of Jane Austen's classic story.

A play with music, by Isobel McArthur. 


Not available. Professional reviewers find this tale of below-stairs feminists a riot. They delight in the inventive staging, witty banter and irreverence to the text. Blunt satire and striking a blow for women everywhere, 4 and 5 stars are the verdict, and the monkey hopes to get to this one soon.

Legacy reader reviews

"F8: "Pride and Prejudice (sort of)" (November 2021). Pretty good seats. Heads in front will be in the way because there is no rake at this point but the stage is high enough that it’s not too much of a problem (and being able to see the actors’ expressions outweighs the occasional leaning). Leg room a bit tight if you have longer legs, and seats are a bit narrow - I kept bumping my neighbour despite neither of us using the arm rest. I got a discount for this ticket but probably wouldn’t pay full price. P.S. two thumbs up for their drinks ordering system!"

It is a JOY.  Hysterically funny, having 5 women play all the parts is inspired.  Definite SIX vibe (both Fringe productions of course), using Karaoke as a way of throwing in some songs is inspired.

Quick seat review: Criterion Theatre, Stalls R15 and 16.
These are marked 'restricted view' and rightly so, with a pillar in front.  It's only a thin pillar and I honestly forgot all about it after a while.  If you were in the seat in front (Q15 or 16 I'm guessing) it would be another thing altogether as it would be right in front of your face.  Seats are nice and wide, legroom is good... but make sure you get up during the interval.  As the second half progressed I was fidgeting more and more until finding a comfortable position.

(Bob Pickett)

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 2.30pm and 7pm

Runs 2 hours 30 minutes approximately.

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.


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