Austen gets a makeover in an outdoor theatre show

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be presented like you have never seen before in a show being staged at Canons Ashby House.

The witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved novels of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life. Will Mrs Bennett manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please?

The Pantaloons are known for their anarchic retellings of classic works of literature, having previously put a hilarious spin on Bleak House, Sherlock Holmes, The Canterbury Tales, Grimm Fairy Tales, A Christmas Carol and many of Shakespeare’s plays.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons began life 10 years ago as an open-air theatre company, busking plays for donations in parks and on the streets, where they developed an attention-grabbing, interactive and playful performance style.

The show is on Friday, July 31 with doors opening at 5.30pm and is set to run from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets for the show are £12.50 for adults, £8 for children or £35 for a family ticket. To book tickets call 01327 861903 or visit