Oct. 19, 2020

Pride and Prejudice | 19. To Brighton!

Pride and Prejudice | 19. To Brighton!

Lydia receives an invitation which delights her, distresses Kitty and causes Elizabeth no small measure of concern. When Elizabeth's travelling plans with the Gardiners change, she finds herself within a few kilometres of Mr Darcy's estate. Will she agree to visit the grounds and risk seeing him again?

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This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Daisy Kate Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Amelia Pawsey as Kitty Bennet, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Elliott Gale as Mr Wickham, Ang Cuy as Mrs Gardiner and Pippa Asome as the Gardiner Child.

This production is directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and prepared for production by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French, Liana Skewes and Marli van der Bijl.

This podcast was produced by Ballarat National Theatre on the lands of our traditional custodians, the Wadawurrung people. Cast recordings were made in the lands of the Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woi-Wurrung and Boonwurrung people. Ballarat National Theatre acknowledges and pays respect to our traditional custodians and to their past, present and emerging leaders.

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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.

Mr Wickham

Eliot Gale

Mrs Bennet

Liz Hardiman

Mary Bennet

Kirily McKellor

Kitty Bennet

Amelia Pawsey

Lydia Bennet

Daisy Kennington

Gardiner children

Pippa Asome

Mrs Gardiner

Ang Cuy