Pride has no prejudice against indoor shows

The Buccleuch Centre steps back nearly 200 years for Pride and Prejudice this Wednesday.

Jane Austin’s 1813 novel was performed outdoors to sell-out audiences last summer by Chapterhouse Theatre Company but the Lincoln-based group has moved indoors for a winter tour.

Remaining in the attention of the public thanks to a series of adaptations for TV and cinema, the story centres around Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters.

Chelsey Cotterill of Chapterhouse said: “With their interfering mother engineering various courtships, sisters Elizabeth and Jane must pursue their own quest for true love.

“Amongst misunderstandings, mistakes and miscommunications, the two girls must fight for the men they love until Elizabeth can finally overcome her prejudices to see past the proud exterior of the enigmatic Mr Darcy.”

Reviews of the show have described it as “the perfect evening”, “a clever production” and “entertaining performance”.

This year is Chapterhouse’s 12th season of touring. In previous years, the company has had tours with a variety of shows including Shakespeare’s Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, alongside open-air garden theatre summer tours of productions as far from the Bard as Beauty and the Beast.

In 2004 the company produced the first West End show ever to tour with open-air performances, Art, directed by Nigel Havers. The company’s most recent tour summer 2010 played to audiences of more than 30,000.

Tickets for their Buccleuch Centre show, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced at £12 (£10 concessions; under-18s £7). Phone 013873 81196 for details.