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Elizabeth has misjudged Wickham's character. Can she hope to ever see Mr Darcy again? With Pippa Nixon, Jamie Parker, Amanda Root and Lydia Wilson. From March 2014.

by Jane Austen
Dramatised by Charlotte Jones

Elizabeth has misjudged Wickham's character and he is about to bring further shame on her family. Can she hope to ever see Mr Darcy again after rejecting his offer of marriage?

Directed by Sally Avens

Elizabeth has rejected Darcy's offer of marriage but is beginning to reappraise her judgement of his character after she learns of how Wickham attempted to seduce Darcy's sister. Darcy may have put his proposal badly, pointing out their differences in birth and the behaviour of her family. He may also have attempted to separate her sister Jane from Mr Bingley But it appears he believed that Jane did not love Bingley. And Elizabeth knows that her mother and younger sisters do not always behave with the decorum that might be expected of them and her father is too lazy to correct them. Perhaps the fault is not entirely on Darcy's side.

Published just over 200 years ago Pride and Prejudice remains one of the Nation's favourite novels; with its intellect and wit it appeals to a broad range of readers. It stands the test of time by dealing with the timeless issues of love, social class, money and mistaken judgements and by having a witty and clever though flawed heroine at its heart. Elizabeth Bennet is a thorough radical for her time and perhaps the first heroine to ask is it possible to have it all?

Pippa Nixon takes on the role of Elizabeth; she received rave reviews for her Rosalind in 'As You Like It' ' a rising young star'.

Jamie Parker (Darcy) has played Henry V at the National and is shortly to portray Hamlet on Radio 4.
Double Olivier Award winner Samantha Spiro takes on Mrs Bennet and Toby Jones Mr Collins.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Elizabeth Bennet Pippa Nixon
Mr Darcy Jamie Parker
Jane Bennet Lydia Wilson
Lydia Bennet Georgie Fuller
Mrs Bennet Samantha Spiro
Mr Bennet David Troughton
Kitty Bennet Carys Eleri
Mr Bingley Joshua Maguire
Miss Bingley Fenella Woolgar
Lady Catherine de Bourgh Carolyn Pickles
Mr Wickham Joel MacCormack
Mrs Gardiner Priyanga Burford
Mr Gardiner Steve Toussaint
Mr Collins Toby Jones
Georgiana Katherine Rose Morley
Narrator Amanda Root
Director Sally Avens
Adaptor Charlotte Jones
Author Jane Austen

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