PREPARE yourself for a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful take on Pride and Prejudice in a new comic adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe.

It is one of the most famous love story our country has ever produced, yet the women don’t work, the servants don’t speak and who cares how filthy rich Mr Darcy is when he is so arrogant and rude? Georgian England was a world where men had property whilst women had smelling salts and piano lessons. If you’ve always heard people saying “Austen is so funny” and you never got it – you will now.

Director Susannah Tresilian said: “It is a dream come true to be asked to direct a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, one of history’s greatest love stories. I’m interested in taking a fresh look at it, whilst staying loyal to the original. I’m so pleased to be working with two other Austenites, the brilliant Sara Pascoe and Emmy the Great, to create an authentic Pride and Prejudice

Sara Pascoe said: “I am massively excited to be adapting the book for the stage and demonstrating Austen’s courage and wit to a new generation of theatre-goers. I hope our fresh and funny version will make existing Pride and Prejudice fans fall in love with the characters all over again.”

Pride and Prejudice is at the York Theatre Royal from October 4 – 14. For more information go to