Pride and Prejudice: An Adaptation in Words and Music to play Arts Centre Melbourne in September

Pride and Prejudice Nadine GarnerPride and Prejudice: An Adaptation in Words and Music, a new theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s most famous work – Pride and Prejudice, will be presented at Arts Centre Melbourne in September, following a Sydney season in August.

The enduring story of the romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy is presented in an intimate drawing-room setting, in much the same way that Jane herself first read the story aloud to the Austen family and their closest friends.

Film, television and stage icon, Nadine Garner brings to life Austen’s most famous manuscript with a sublime musical accompaniment. Weaving around Austen’s own words is Carl Davis’ magical score from the much-loved BBCTV drama series of Pride and Prejudice, widely considered the most seminal television adaptation of the author’s work.

Two acclaimed musicians will be joining Nadine on stage to perform the highly regarded Carl Davis score. A rising star of classical piano, Melbourne born Dan Le, has already enjoyed an international career spanning four continents and hailed by the New York Concert review as “a brilliant young pianist.”

Violin accompaniment will be performed by Madeleine Easton, the Australian musician who enthralled a televised audience of 400 million people with her solo performances at the coronation of King Charles III.

Pride and Prejudice is arguably the greatest romance novel of the English language. More than 200 years after her death, Jane Austen’s work continues to resonate with every new generation.

With direction by Tyran Parke and a book adaptation by Gill Hornby, it is fitting that much loved Australian actor Nadine Garner will honour this legacy in a unique, but faithful production, promising captivating entertainment, humorous moments and some wonderful surprises.

Pride and Prejudice: An Adaptation in Words and Music will be presented in the Fairfax Studio – Arts Centre Melbourne from 27 September. The production will also be presented in the Playhouse – Sydney Opera House from 14 August – 1 September 2024 (new dates recently announced).

Image: Nadine Garner to star in Pride and Prejudice: An Adaptation in Words and Music (supplied)