Open air production of Pride and Prejudice to be staged at Middleton Lodge

Illyria's version of Pride and Prejudice will be staged at Middleton Lodge next month.

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An open air performance of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be staged at Middleton Lodge next week.

Touring theatre group Illyria will perform on the lawn outside the Middleton Tyas country mansion..

The audience is invited to step back in time with the Jane Austen classic, which follows Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet in Georgian England.

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Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man and his mysterious best friend arrive to the local town.

The performance will take place on Thursday, June 8.

Gates open at 5pm with the show beginning at 7.45pm on the lawn of the main house.

Tickets are £15 per person for adults and £10 per person for children aged five – 14.

There’s no charge for children under 5 years.

To book tickets click here.

Visitors can also reserve a pre-theatre dinner at The Coach House Restaurant, between 6pm and 7pm.

Two courses are £15 per person. To book call 01325 377071

Organisers say that for comfort, visitors should bring their own low back chairs and travel rugs. Seating will not be supplied.

In extreme weather conditions, the performance will be rearranged.