Richard Darbourne Ltd brings The Two Bit Classics production of Pride and Prejudice – Adapted by Joannah Tincey – to Margate on 19 October.
In this imaginative and loving adaptation by Joannah Tincey, two actors bring to life Austen’s words with great skill and agility – playing 21 characters!!!
Here’s what the press have been saying about this unique adaptation of a true classic.
The Oxford Times
“Two Bit Classics theatre company have come up with a completely fresh way to bring to life one of the most beloved works of English Literature. Most of us have probably seen the lavish film and TV adaptations, but director Abigail Anderson and company have astutely realised that often ‘less is more’ and embraced this adage brilliantly. Creating a uniquely theatrical experience, a cast of only two performers bring to life a myriad of Austen’s characters in an adaptation of masterful clarity by Joannah Tincey.
“Relating all the principal events in the upsy-downsy romance between Elizabeth, witty daughter of the impecunious Bennet family, and wealthy but inhibited Mr Darcy, the story unfolds against a wide variety of locations – skipping from manor house, to parsonage or market town with ease – thanks to a cunning set designed by Dora Schweitzer.
“In an acting tour-de-force, performers Nick Underwood and Joannah Tincey bring to vivid life a veritable host of well-loved characters.”
A Younger Theatre
“It’s always great to see classic stories being brought to life in a new way, and that’s exactly what Two Bit Classics do with their new adaptation of Jane Austen’s timeless story Pride and Prejudice…Two Bit Classics stay true to the original events of the novel and play all of the characters in it between the two of them. This makes for some hilarious quick changes from character to character for Joanna Tincey and Nick Underwood, the two driving forces behind the production.
“Pride and Prejudice is a delightful little gem of theatre that pulses with comedy and energy, and you really enjoy yourself throughout the show. It’s never boring or farcical, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s witty, engaging and not to be missed.”