Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Adapted by James Maxwell
Revised by Alan Stanford

Preview Wednesday 20 August
Opening night Thursday 21 August

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


Alan Stanford’s acclaimed production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, returns to The Gate this summer in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the most popular novels of all time.

This original romantic comedy makes you fall in love again with the classic tale of the five Bennet sisters. When the feisty Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and handsome Mr. Darcy, the sparks fly! At first she finds him arrogant and conceited and later when she discovers that he has derailed the relationship between her beloved sister Jane and his friend Bingley, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.

In the comic events that follow, the family’s lives are turned upside down. Will the spirited Elizabeth and the proud yet charismatic Mr. Darcy overcome their first impressions, especially when pride and prejudice takes over?
Director Alan Stanford
Set and Costume Designer Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Designer James McConnell

Cast (in order of appearance)
Mr Bennet Stephen Brennan
Jane Bennet Aoibhín Garrihy
Elizabeth Bennet Lorna Quinn
Mary Bennet Jill Harding
Kitty Bennet Kerrie O’Sullivan
Lydia Bennet Rachel Gleeson
Mrs Bennet Eleanor Methven
Mr Bingley Stephen Swift
Caroline Bingley Rebecca O’Mara
Mr Darcy Sam O’Mahony
Sir William Lucas David O’Brien
Charlotte Lucas Maeve Fitzgerald
Mr Wickham Michael Ford-FitzGerald
Mr Collins Mark O’Regan
Lady Catherine de Bourgh Deirdre Donnelly
Lady Anne de Bourgh Sarah Kinlan
Colonel Fitzwilliam Jonathan Delaney Tynan