The morning after the tumultuous Netherfield Ball, Mr Collins makes an offer to Elizabeth and is somewhat surprised at her response. Jane receives a distressing letter from Caroline Bingley. Chapter 19-21
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This episode features the voices of Olivia French as Elizabeth Bennet, Shannon Nicholls as Mr Collins, Liz Hardiman as Mrs Bennet, Amelia Pawsey as Kitty Bennet, Chris Hiscock as Mr Bennet, Daisy Kennington as Lydia Bennet, Elliott Gale as Mr Wickham, Emma Wood as Mrs Hill, Liana Skewes as Jane Bennet and Marli van der Bijl as Caroline Bingley.
This production was directed by Liana Skewes, narrated by Olivia French and adapted for audio by Elizabeth Bradford, Olivia French and Liana Skewes. The production team would like to thank Jacqueline Cleverly for her help with dialect advice.
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 and Boonwurrung people.
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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.