BARRY & District News has teamed up with the Wales Millennium Centre to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Pride and Prejudice.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice will be at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre from Tuesday, February 21, to Saturday, February 25, with a cast featuring Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu.
Romantic leads Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy will be played by Tafline Steen and Benjamin Dilloway, and alongside them will be Welsh performers Steven Meo and Mari Izzard as Mr Collins and Lydia Bennet.
One of the most universally loved novels of all time, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of the Bennet family and their five unmarried daughters.
A family of humble means, Mr and Mrs Bennet see the perfect opportunity to improve their social standing when the wealthy Mr Bingley and his eligible friend Mr Darcy move to the neighbourhood.
But while Bingley takes an immediate liking to their eldest daughter Jane, Darcy instantly clashes with the Bennet’s headstrong second daughter, Elizabeth. As the Bennet sisters search for love in Jane Austen’s romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match.
First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling more than 20 million copies and spawning numerous adaptations, most notably the 1940 film starring Laurence Olivier and the 1995 BBC adaptation starring Colin Firth.
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice was first staged in 2013 and returns as we approach Jane Austen’s bicentennial in 2017.
Pride and Prejudice is adapted for the stage by Simon Reade. Simon is currently producer for Filter Theatre, and was previously artistic director at the Bristol Old Vic where he directed his own adaptations of Geraldine McCaughrean’s Not the End of the World and Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, which has played in London and on tour extensively.
To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the opening night on February 21, just answer this question:
What is the name of family with the five unmarried daughters?
To enter send your answer with your name, address and telephone number to the Pride and Prejudice web competition, Barry & District News, c/o South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Maesglas, Newport, NP20 3QN or email firstname.lastname@example.org putting Pride and Prejudice web competition in the subject box.
Closing date for entries is Monday, February 13.
The winner will be notified on Tuesday, February 14.
Please note the competition is only open to entrants from our circulation area.
For more information about the show please visit wmc.org.uk