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Pride and Prejudice

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

December 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2000.

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen adapted by Constance Cox

“Winner all the way “
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Joan Bearman


Hugh Hemmings – Mr. Bennet

Diane Robinson – Mrs. Bennet

Claire Wiggins – Jane Bennet

Jane Richards – Elizabeth Bennet

Michelle Wragg – Lydia Bennet

Peter Winstone – Mr. Bingley

Maria Robinson – Caroline Bingley

Antony Muzzall – Mr. Collins

Philip Balding – Mr. Darcy

Olive Smith – Lady Catherine de Bourgh

Joan Braddock – Mrs. Hill

Rosemary Bouchy – Lady Lucas

Hazel Starns – Charlotte Lucas

John Garland – Mr. Wickham


Production Crew

Assistant Director – Margaret Ockenden

Stage Manager – David Comber

ASM – Joan Braddock

Lighting – Trevor Langley

Sound – Frances Thorne

Set Construction – Brian Box

Set Construction – Dave Collis

Set Construction – David Comber

Set Construction – Mike Davy

Set Painting – Sheila Neesham

Set Painting – Frances Thorne

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Costume – Margaret Pierce

Costume – Cherry Briggs

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Publicity – Frances Thorne

Publicity – Judith Berrill

Front of House Manager – Lucien Bouchy

Front of House Manager – Ralph Dawes

Front of House Manager – Peter Harrison

Front of House Manager – David Pierce

Box Office – Margaret Murrell

Box Office – Mark Flower


Programme Note #1: Pride and Prejudice

The programme introduces the cast with:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” … so the book commences. What chance will any such young man stand, when he moves into the neighbourhood of mothers with daughters in want of a husband!”