"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"

As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love in Jane Austen's ultimate romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match.
Following sell-out performances at Regent's Park Theatre, producers of the recent smash-hits To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice features the Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones's Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, this is Austen "still dazzling after 200 years" (Observer).

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins (including a 20 minute interval)


'Jane Austen's most beloved novel re-born'
The Times


'A perfect Pride and Prejudice: skittish, comical, easy on the eye and moving'
Daily Mail

UK TOUR 2016/17

  • Wed 21 - Sat 24 Sep
    Churchill Theatre
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  • Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct
    Theatre Royal
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  • Tue 4 - Sat 8 Oct
    Corn Exchange
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  • Tue 11 - Sat 15 Oct
    The Lowry
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  • Tue 18 - Sat 22 Oct
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  • Tue 25 - Sat 29 Oct
    New Victoria Theatre
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  • Tue 1 - Sat 5 Nov
    Hall For Cornwall
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  • Tue 8 - Sat 12 Nov
    Repertory Theatre
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  • Tue 15 - Sat 19 Nov
    Richmond Theatre
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  • Tue 17 - Sat 21 Jan
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    Theatre Royal
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  • Tue 24 - Sat 28 Jan
    Wycombe Swan
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  • Tue 31 Jan - Sat 4 Feb
    The Marlowe Theatre
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  • Tue 14 - Sat 18 Feb
    Theatre Royal
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  • Tue 21 - Sat 25 Feb
    Wales Millennium Centre
  • 029 2063 6464**

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Photos: Simon Turtle, Artwork Feast Creative © 2016

Pride and Prejudice original 2013 Cast. Photos: Johan Persson © 2013


Mr Wickham - Daniel Abbott
Miss Charlotte Lucas - Francesca Bailey
Miss Kitty Bennet / Miss Georgiana Darcy - Anna Crichlow
Mr Darcy - Benjamin Dilloway
Miss Jane Bennet - Hollie Edwin
Lady Catherine De Bourgh - Doña Croll
Miss Lydia Bennet - Mari Izzard
Mr Bennet - Matthew Kelly
Mr Collins - Steven Meo
Mr Bingley - Jordan Mifsúd
Mrs Bennet - Felicity Montagu
Mrs Gardiner - Charlotte Palmer
Miss Mary Bennet - Leigh Quinn
Sir William Lucas / Mr Reynolds - Mark Rawlings
Miss Caroline Bingley - Kirsty Rider
Miss Elizabeth Bennet - Tafline Steen


Director - Deborah Bruce
Set Designer - Max Jones
Costume Designer - Tom Piper
Movement Director - Sian Williams
Composer - Lillian Henley
Lighting Designer - Tina MacHugh
Sound Designer - Matt McKenzie for Autograph
Casting Director - Lotte Hines
Assistant Director - Hannah Banister



'Deborah Bruce's charming production blows fresh air into Austen's wonderful comedy'
Mail on Sunday


'This bicentennial Simon Reade adaptation provides an elegant and thoughtful frame for Deborah Bruce...it clips along smartly from scene to scene...and shows a respect for Austen's dialogue.'
The Times


'Discharges a quiverful of Austen's most astringent observations and sketches in the essential contours of the smoulderingly rational central love story with sufficient clarity and grace to put a slightly goofy smile on even the severest spectator's face.'


'Arguably the country's favourite novel...Deborah Bruce's production has such charm and elegance. All in all, a lot to be proud of.'
Evening Standard


'This is a perfect Pride and Prejudice: skittish, comical, easy on the eye and moving.'
Daily Mail


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Benjamin Dilloway / Mr Darcy

Training: LAMDA.

Theatre includes: The Iliad (Royal Lyceum Theatre Company); Chicken (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep); The Silver Tassie (National Theatre); If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep (Royal Court); King Lear (Almeida); Mercury Fur, Step 9 (of 12) (Trafalgar Studios); Footpath (High Tide Festival); Underground (Theatre 503); Angry Young Man (Arcola); But Otherwise Went Well (Waterloo East); Orphans (Linbury Studio); The 24hr Plays (Old Vic).

Television includes: New Blood, Critical, Lucan, Silk.

Film includes: Kingsman: The Secret Service, Gently. Gently, Two Missing, Bypass, Jess//Jim, Hold on Me, The Archer.


Matthew Kelly / Mr Bennet

Matthew trained as an actor at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, going on to work in repertory and major regional theatres across the country. He has appeared several times in the West End, as the original Stanley in Funny Peculiar - a role he had created at the Liverpool Everyman, in Waiting For Godot with Ian McKellan and Roger Rees, Tim Firth's play Sign of the Times, the musical Lend Me A Tenor! and as Lennie in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of Of Mice and Men at the Savoy Theatre where his performance won him the Olivier Award for Best Actor.

His other most recent theatre credits include: The Jew Of Malta, Volpone and Love's Sacrifice for the RSC, Toast (Park Theatre & 59E59 in New York), Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman), The History Boys (Crucible, Sheffield); To Sir With Love (Northampton & national tour); God of Carnage (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); The Seagull (Southwark Playhouse); Educating Rita (Menier Chocolate Factory, on tour and Edinburgh Festival); the musicals Spamalot and Legally Blond (National tours); Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare's Globe); Mirandolina (Manchester Royal Exchange); Amadeus (Wilton's Music Hall); Oh What a Lovely War! (Octagon, Bolton); Endgame (Liverpool Everyman); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Trafalgar Studios, London).

Matthew's television work includes: the award winning thriller Cold Blood; Benidorm; Bleak House; Egypt: The Pharaoh and the Showman and The Temple of the Sands; MI High; Moving On; Marple; Casualty; Heartbeat; My Family at War and the documentary series Forensic Casebook - although he is probably best known for presenting You Bet! and Stars in their Eyes.


Felicity Montagu / Mrs Bennet

Theatre includes: Matchbox Theatre (Hampstead); Quartermaine's Terms (Wyndham's); Unsuitable for Adults (Bush); The Shaughraun, Angels in America (National Theatre).

Television includes: Brief Encounters, The Durrells, The Boy in the Dress, Mapp & Lucia, Hank Zipzer (3 series and a Christmas movie to be released in 2017), Doc Martin, Stage Door Johnnies, Little Cracker: Baby, Be Blonde, Johnny and the Bomb, Suburban Shootout, Nighty Night (2 series), Hear the Silence, I'm Alan Patridge (2 Series), Tumbledown, The Alexei Sayle Show, A Touch of Frost, Trust, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries.

Film includes: Dad's Army, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Confetti and Bridget Jones's Diary.

Felicity appears regularly on radio, and in July will star in a new mother/daughter sitcom for Radio 4, Guilt Trip, alongside her daughter Olivia Nixon.


Tafline Steen / Miss Elizabeth Bennet

Tafline is a graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD). She was a winner of the Laurence Olivier Bursary and then went on the make her professional stage debut in King Charles III at the Almeida Theatre, reprising her role on London's West End and Broadway.

Theatre includes: King Charles III (Almeida/Wyndham's/Music Box Theatre, Broadway); Play On (Almeida); The Possibilities (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); King Lear (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); Men (The Arches).

Theatre whilst training: Tartuffe, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Lie of the Mind, Three Sisters (RCS).

Television includes: Obsession: Dark Desires.