July 27, 2020

Pride and Prejudice | 11. Jane's Real Friends

Pride and Prejudice | 11. Jane's Real Friends

Mrs Bennet's brother, Mr Gardiner and his wife, arrive for a visit at Longbourn. Mrs Gardiner observes her niece's growing attraction to the dashing Mr Wickham and weighs in on the matter. And soon after, Jane returns to London with her aunt and uncle but does not receive the reception from Miss Bingley that she had expected. Chapter 25-27.

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This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Ebony McClain as Charlotte Lucas, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Daisy Kate Kennington as Lydia Bennet, James Wait as Mr Denny, Elliott Gale as Mr Wickham, Nick Barker-Pendree as Sir William Lucas, and introducing Ang Cuy as Mrs Gardiner and Alana Denham-Preston as Maria Lucas.

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

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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

Mr Wickham

Eliot Gale

Mrs Bennet

Liz Hardiman

Kitty Bennet

Amelia Pawsey

Lydia Bennet

Daisy Kennington

Charlotte Lucas

Ebony McClain

Mr Denny

James Wait

Maria Lucas

Alana Denham-Preston

Sir William Lucas

Nick Barker-Pendree

Mrs Gardiner

Ang Cuy