May 10, 2020

Pride and Prejudice | 1. A Truth Universally Acknowledged

Pride and Prejudice | 1. A Truth Universally Acknowledged

A young man of large fortune moves into the neighborhood and causes a stir amongst the families with marriageable daughters.

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This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Amelia Pawsey as Kitty Bennet, Daisy Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet, Paul Roberts as Mr Bingley and Ryan O'Connor as Mr Darcy.

This production was directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Liana Skewes.

This podcast was produced by Ballarat National Theatre on the lands of our traditional custodians, the Wadawurrung people. Cast recordings were made on the lands of the Wathaurong and Wurundjeri people.

The inspiration for this production came from the enthusiastic cast of the Ballarat National Theatre’s 2018 sell-out production of Pride and Prejudice and contains many of the original cast. They hope the story brings you as much joy as it has brought them.

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Elizabeth Bennet

Olivia French

The heroine of Pride and Prejudice and second oldest sister of the Bennet family of Longbourne. Fond of walking, quick-witted and known for her fine eyes.

Mr Bennet

Chris Hiscock

The father of the Bennet family, a gentleman of "modest" income with five unmarried daughters. (Keep in mind that while the Bennet's are not incredibly well off, they are still upper-class, have an estate/farm that they earn an income from as landlords, servants, money to buy clothes and bonnets and parasols and have multi-course dinners and parties). Mr. Bennet has a sarcastic, cynical sense of humor that he uses to purposefully irritate his wife. Though he loves his daughters (Elizabeth in particular), he is a very hands-off parent, preferring to withdraw from the endless drama and excitement his wife causes and sit in his library.

Jane Bennet

Liana Skewes

Mrs Bennet

Liz Hardiman

Mary Bennet

Kirily McKellor

Kitty Bennet

Amelia Pawsey

Lydia Bennet

Daisy Kennington