Mr Bennet’s Bride by Emma Wood
Produced by Ballarat National Theatre
Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat
September 23-29 2022
Directed by Megan J Riedl
Performed by Mark Briggs, Elly Krieg, Ciaran Corrigan, Dan Purdey, Lynette Penderleith, Ruby Abbott, Clemetine Sawyer, Mika Wallace and Laura Farrow
Costume Design by Alexandra Meerbach
Have you ever wondered how a couple like Mr and Mrs Bennet ended up wed?
This is the story of how it all began.
The young Mr Bennet is under pressure to find a suitable bride, but his refusal to play by the rules sets in motion a series of events that are both comic and moving.
A Pride and Prejudice prequel by award-winning playwright Emma Wood that tells the story of how an unlikely couple like Mr and Mrs Bennet got together. A story applauded by critics for capturing Austen’s style, but still be accessible for those new to Austen’s works.
Reviews of other adaptions around the world give the script these reviews:
“…witty, charming and quite delightful… loyal to the Jane Austen style.”
“A clever and sophisticated script… Even the most loyal Austeniens would approve.”
“An ingenious look at Jane Austen’s characters.”