THE COURTHOUSE THEATRE  – LYDIARD STREET SOUTH

Adults
$25

Concession
$20

Members
$18

Groups (10+)
$18

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Jon Jory

Director: Alexandra Meerbach

29 September Gala Night 8pm
30 September Sunday Matinee 2pm
3 –6 October Wednesday – Friday 8 pm
6 October Saturday Matinee 2pm

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

The novel Pride and Prejudice retains the fascination of modern readers, consistently appearing near the top of lists of “most-loved books” among both literary scholars and the general public. This version written by Jon Jory in 2005 has all of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life—in a refreshing fast-paced and engaging new adaptation.

“While he [Jory] has cleverly crafted a narrative structure where everyone moves the plot forward with description and commentary and has shrunk the novel’s regiment of characters to a core of 23 performed by 14 actors, he has also done everything he can to remain true to Austen’s prose, which is why this evening is a treat not only for fans of Austen’s work such as I, but a great entree for the uninitiated to discover the world of Mr. Bennet and his five daughters.”

Mark Turvin, Back Stage Newspapers

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE –  A ‘Save Her Majesty’s Ballarat’ Fundraising Performance
by Jon Jory

Director: Alexandra Meerbach

Monday  1st October 8pm

The board of the Ballarat National Theatre and Her Majesty’s Ballarat are delighted to announce a performance of “Pride and Prejudice” in aid of the Save Her Majesty’s Ballarat campaign.

The proceeds from the performance will be donated entirely to the Save Her Majesty’s Ballarat campaign.

For more details about the ‘Save Her Majesty’s Ballarat’ campaign please click here

Want to be involved?

General auditions are held each year so get your name down or resume in if you’re interested in acting.

If you’re interested in back stage, set construction, front of house, lighting, directing or marketing we’d love to hear from you. Each production requires around 30 people behind the scenes so there are plenty of diverse activities to get involved in. Helping out on shows is a great way to meet people, flex your creative muscles, problem solve and be part of the community.

If you’re interested in getting involved but don’t know what to do don’t worry we’ll help you learn the tools of the trade.

Fundraising

Fundraising opportunities are available for each production. Book an entire night or a group of seats for a standard production night.

BNT would like to help your organisation fundraise so please contact us about options.

Contact BNT

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Email: bltnat.theatre@gmail.com

Phone: 0401 609 335