Firstly, time flies when you’re having a good time because the two hours performance went as quick as a click. The show surprised me as the actresses expressed the romantic classic novel vividly in a modern and funny way.
The actresses made smooth transitions from one character to another without hesitation, but as if it was natural. They were all so talented to have the ability to change costume in 20 seconds, play the piano, sing elegantly or drunkenly as well as bringing the story to life.
The story showed how different a woman’s life was in the patriarchal society and how Elizabeth (the second oldest daughter) managed to change the perspective of the rich man Darcy as well as making him fall in love with her. The performance had a great sense of humour and had a large magnificent film set. I also loved the music and singing which lightened up the performance as well as the acting. It will be a show we won’t forget and once again thank you for the opportunity to watch this.
My mum’s review:
I have read the book, watched the movie and now seen the live performance. I enjoyed so much of the show, the young actresses amazingly brought story on the stage with great senses of humour. We laughed a lot tonight and I feel blessed that my daughter always is thoughtful for me. She wanted to give me all her best on her capability, this is my first night out to the Playhouse in the UK, it feels good to go out with someone loved.
Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) runs at Leeds Playhouse until Saturday 29 February 2020. Age guidance: 12+ years. Tickets: £14-£32 from (0113) 213 7700 or leedsplayhouse.org.uk/events/pride-and-prejudice-sort-of
This post was written by Tian Cai
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