Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Newcastle Theatre Company
90 De Vitre Street, Lambton, NSW, 2299
“Mr Darcy sends all the love he can spare from me. You are all to come to Pemberley at Christmas” What could be better in the lead up to Christmas than a Christmas story with the perfect blend of characters that everyone knows and loves – Jane Austin’s Bennet sisters with Messers Darcy and Bingley, and a brand new story. This is a feel good, coming of age comedy focused
on the much neglected, bookish middle sister Mary Bennet who is now contemplating the limits of her life as the spinster watching the romantic escapades of her sisters. “I grew up with the kindest, cleverest and most beautiful elder sisters in the country and with the loudest, silliest and prettiest younger sisters in the country. I find I still suffer from a lack of definition.”
As the family gathers together for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest captures Mary’s attention as she entertains hopes for independence and a match on her own terms.
NTC (through Hal Leonard) is pleased to present the Australian premier of a non-professional production
of this recent work based on a classic.