PRIDE AND Prejudice is given a dusting off for a new production of Jane Austen’s classic at York Theatre Royal.

Stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe promises a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful take on the original romantic comedy from October 4 to 14.

The writer has teamed up with musician Emmy the Great and director Susannah Tresilian for the comic adaptation

Susannah said it was a dream come true to be asked to direct a new adaptation of one of history's greatest love stories.

She said: “I'm interested in taking a fresh look at it, whilst staying loyal to the original.

“I'm so pleased to be working with two other Austenites, the brilliant Sara Pascoe and Emmy the Great, to create an authentic Pride and Prejudice for a modern audience - combining, one might say, a 21st century sense with a 19th century sensibility."

Sara Pascoe said she wanted to demonstrate Austen's courage and wit to a new generation of theatre-goers.

She added: “I hope our fresh and funny version will make existing Pride and Prejudice fans fall in love with the characters all over again."

Emmy the Great said Pride and Prejudice was a book that she had returned to k to often in her life.

She said: “Through this experience and Sara’s words I am getting to know it with a new intimacy. The humour of the original text, and this adaptation, makes working on the score extremely fun.”

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