I was lucky enough on Monday to get to see the first night of Pride and Prejudice, which was being performed at His Majesty’s Theatre, and starring Susan Hampshire as Mrs Bennet.
Those of you who have been reading this blog for some time will know that I love P&P, so this was a brilliant opportunity.
The theatre, which looked Victorian (but not sure of age) was lovely, we were only a few rows from the front. The show was great, true to the story, though obviously squeezed down to two and a half hours, with some very funny and clever use of props, and cast members! The garden scene with Lady Catherine de Bourgh was particularly memorable.
There was so much to take in, I almost wished that I could see it again, but it was on a limited run, so has now finished here. I think it is touring the country though…
Note to self – must get to the theatre more often!