Take Pride in city reserve

Heartbreak Productions promise a very modern take on Pride and Prejudice
Heartbreak Productions promise a very modern take on Pride and Prejudice

A contemporary adaptation of an English classic brings open air theatre back to Brockholes

Open air theatre returns to Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston this weekend with an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice.

Theatre company Heartbreak Productions promises a fresh and contemporary adaptation of the classic tale this Sunday, with its timeless insights into the amorous exploits and enduring etiquette between family, friends and lovers.

A visit from the Prince Regent approaches and society waits in eager anticipation; will you be able to master the decorum of Regency Britain?

Luckily the Association of Higher Etiquette and Manners is on hand to educate in the etiquette of the day.

As sibling squabbles and passion-fuelled fall-outs abound, this inventive production combines dance, music and song to create an unforgettable interactive interpretation of the much-loved classic.

A combination of Austen’s delicate yet intense observational style with the wit and affection of Heartbreak’s writer-in-residence David Kerby Kendall ensures this hilarious adaptation will resonate with anyone who has ever been in any relationship.

The audience is welcome to take a picnic, while prior to the production you can join Mr Darcy and guests for a pre-theatre Regency Cream Tea served in a stunning lakeside room (3pm, £22.50 includes the performance).

Pre-booking for this tea is essential.

The performance begins at 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are £13.50 adult, £9 children, £39 family of four (two adults plus two children).

In addition one glass of red, white, rose or bubbly per adult ticket holder is included in the price and will be served in the interval at around 6.10pm. This offer is only available to those over 18.