Pride and Prejudice at Elsham Hall

elsham hall.PNG

There’s nothing like live drama in the open air. As long as it doesn’t rain. Today finds us at Elsham Hall sitting in their lovely grounds waiting for a production of Pride and Prejudice to start.

We were fortified by a large number of sandwiches and an optimistic weather forecast. The play was really good. It’s rather tricky to fit an entire book into a couple of hours but they managed it splendidly. There was some very clever casting at work, with some of the players playing multiple roles in great style.

I’m not a Jane Austen expert, but number one wife is. She reported that all the crucial lines in the book were faithfully transferred to the stage and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. And it didn’t rain. I’d like to see more open air theatre in the future. Even in England.