Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at The Atkinson

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at The Atkinson

The Atkinson in Southport celebrates the life and work of Jane Austen this summer.

On Tuesday 18 July 1857, 200 years ago the celebrated novelist Jane Austen died at the young age of 41.

Her work enjoyed by millions, is a core part of the English Literature  curriculum, has inspired many films and a large number of critical essays and her realism and social commentary of the time has earned her great historical importance amongst critics and scholars.

To celebrate we invite you to take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Friday 28 July at The Atkinson and meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s most loveable heroine in one of her most well-known titles Pride and Prejudice.

When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye?

Brought to life by award winning writer Laura Tuner, this brand-new adaptation celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice comes to The Atkinson on Friday 28 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now £16 / £14 concessions / £10 under 16s / £45 Family.

To book go online at theatkinson.co.uk call 01704 533333 – booking fees apply.*



For interviews images or further information, please contact Emma.Lloyd@Sefton.gov.uk



Chapterhouse Theatre Company
Pride and Prejudice
Friday 28 July
£16 / £14 concs / £10 under 16s / £45 Family

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.


About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. The stunning 19th century buildings were refurbished in 2013 to create a really welcoming family friendly multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.


The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


Find out about Sefton’s heritage with amazing tales of the sea, Red Rum, Dan Dare and Motor racing in the Museum and then ‘Discover Ancient Egypt’   in our Egyptology Gallery, this remarkable collection of archaeology was  discovered by Mrs Goodison from Bootle and until 2015 had not been seen for over 40 years.


Our lovely gift shop  is well worth a visit, with its handmade in Merseyside jewellery and crafts collection and Southport memorabilia and then relax and take in your day in our Bakery with a scrumptious café and coffee.







Posted on 14 July 2017 under General news

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