Pride & Prejudice (sort of) in the West End

‘It takes you to that smashing place where you just can’t stop laughing’: PRIDE & PREJUDICE (sort of) – West End ★★★★

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Criterion Theatre, London

Every so often a little show comes along pretty much unheralded and without star casting that strikes a chord with audiences and critics alike, and ends up sticking around in the West End for years: think The Play That Goes Wrong, Six, Stones In His Pockets, The 39 Steps, Reduced Shakespeare Company.

The last two of these were long-term occupants of the Criterion on Piccadilly Circus, where Pride & Prejudice* (Sort Of) looks likely to remain for the foreseeable future. Because, yes folks, here’s another to add to that illustrious populist list.

Despite a somewhat unwieldy title (which makes total sense once you see the show, which you absolutely must), this is the sort of joyful comic romp that will appeal to all ages (although, be aware, there is some sweari