Amanda Price, a young woman living in Hammersmith, London, spends yet another evening reading her beloved Pride and Prejudice. When she is disturbed by her drunk boyfriend, her annoyance is only exceeded with his unromantic proposal including the top of a beer can as a ring. On hearing a sound in her bathroom, Amanda finds herself face to face with one of her treasured protagonists, Elizabeth Bennet. She seems to have entered Amanda's world through a seemingly unusable door. The incredulous Amanda crosses the threshold to the other side of the door and alas truly finds herself in the household of the Bennets and at the beginning of her favorite novel Pride and Prejudice without an Elizabeth.
Did You Know?
When Amanda discovers Elizabeth in her bathroom for the second time Elizabeth gives her the name of a distant place in Alaska "Point Barrow". Point Barrow would not be discovered until 1826, Jane Austen died in 1817. See more
Jane has gone to Netherfield Park in this weather and Miss Price pursues her. Are you so obtuse, Mr. Bennet, that you do not see what is the matter here? She has gone to queer Jane's pitch!
It is exciting when you bring the language of the theatre into this house, my dear, but might this room be returned to the purpose for which it was created? For me to sleep in - undisturbed.
Pride and Prejudice
By Carl Davis
Performed by Melvyn Tan See more