Review: Pride & Prejudice (*Sort of)
I’m going to start this review with a statement : I have never laughed so much during a show.
Pride and Prejudice (Sort of*) is a brand new show that has just hit the West End and is starting to win the hearts of critics and everyone who watches. If you think you know Jane Austen’s famous love story, you’re only getting half the story. Told through the hidden servants who see this famous story unfold. With an all singing and dancing female cast of 5, you will find yourself howling with laughter with their take on the enemies to lovers tale.
The plot revolves around the classic love story, Worrisome mother trying to marry daughters off, and they all try to fall in love though one of the men is a bit stuck up and arrogant. Well you know the story. Pride and Prejudice (Sort of*) takes the story and spins it on its head. The story is told through the eyes of the main character's servant and shows the audience all the behind the scene parts of the story Miss Austen left out.
Swearing, getting drunk and karaoke are things you wouldn't think would mix with this classical masterpiece but you would be wrong. The show starts with the actors coming onto the stage one by one and fixing the set before bursting into song to tell you that their story is not the one you have heard so many times before.
The comedy in this show is first class, with the actors doubling as character and the modern twists the plot full of innuendo that makes the audience roar with laughter (especially about the horse Jane rides to netherfield.)
It is really a perfect way to spend a night in the west end, there is comedy, music, and a brilliant cast waiting to entertain you. I loved every second of the show and I’ve already booked tickets to go again. If you’re looking for something new that’ll have you giggling throughout and leave with a warm happy feeling Pride and Prejudice (Sort of*) at the Criterion Theatre is the place to be.
Written by: Holly Proctor