Elizabeth narrowly escapes from a dance with Mr Darcy, whom she has sworn never to dance with, and Jane gets ill after being sent to Netherfield in the rain. Chapter 6-7.
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This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Ebony McClain as Charlotte Lucas, Ryan O’Connor as Mr Darcy, Paul Roberts as Mr Bingley, Elizabeth Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet, Daisy Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Amelia Pawsey as Kitty Bennet, Kirily McKellor as Mary Bennet and introducing Nick Barker-Pendree as Sir William Lucas, Marli van der Bijl as Caroline Bingley, Lana Spencer as Louisa Hurst and Emma Wood as Mrs Hill.
The 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 Wadawurrung, Bidjigal, WoiWurrung, Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people.
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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.
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.