Going To Space: Jane And Lizzy

BB talks to the talent behind Jane and Lizzy, a reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice with a comical twist.

We came together for Jane and Lizzy to take pleasure in exercising and honing our skills in stage performance.

Tell us about your show

Jane and Lizzy is an offbeat interpretation of Pride and Prejudice, which plays up the novel’s comic elements. It tell Lizzy’s story at the same time as exploring the ways in which it is put together.

Why did you decide to take your show to Space UK this year?

All involved felt that it deserved a wider audience, however enthusiastic they were, than it attracted on its first run in October 2013. Space UK has provided us with an ideal slot and venue for our show, wrapped up in a very fair deal. We are also excited to be a part of one the world’s most celebrated Arts Festivals.

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s festival?

Full and appreciative houses and a challenging and fulfilling experience.

What makes your show unique amongst the thousands of others at the festival?

It questions conventional slants on a classic story.

How did you create your show?

The writer, Ray Sutton, has directed the show with a cast of highly professional actors all of whom have been, from the outset, committed participants in a creative collaboration and are now equally committed to our forthcoming Edinburgh venture.

Can you tell us a bit about your company’s background?

All the cast and the director are members of Actor/Educators Inc., an informal association of professional actors, specializing in Medical Communication Skills. We came together for Jane and Lizzy to take pleasure in exercising and honing our skills in stage performance.

Production: Company Nonesuch Theatre Company

Venue: theSpace on the Mile - Theatre 3

Dates: Previews: 8-9 Aug. Run: 10 – 15 Aug

Times: 6.55pm - 8.25

Twitter: @JaneandLizzy

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