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Pride And Prejudice

by Bernard J Taylor

Now playing : 'Pride And Prejudice'

Pride And Prejudice
"Pride And Prejudice boasts a plethora of glorious melodies. He has captured the mood of Jane Austen's book and the period in which it is set. The ravishing ballads that are Taylor's trademark are plentiful."
Masquerade Magazine


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The story told in Pride And Prejudice of the Bennett family, centred as it is on the relationship between the proud aristocrat Fitzwilliam Darcy and the high-spirited Elizabeth Bennett, is one of the most enduringly popular novels of all time and has had a far-reaching influence on all romantic fiction right up to the present day.

Jane Austen described Elizabeth Bennett as "quite the most delightful creature as ever appeared in print". Tens of millions agree, and it is the closest the author came to true romantic comedy. The determination of the bright and sparkling Elizabeth to dislike Mr Darcy is matched only by his arrogant pride.

Five daughters from Pride And Prejudice, the musicalThe musical has ten fantastic principal roles for women (most with solos), from the dim Mrs Bennett, to feisty Elizabeth and her four sisters, to the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh and the bitchy Caroline Bingley. For the men, the five principal roles include the complex and challenging part of Mr Darcy, and a classic part for a comic actor in Mr Collins.

Bernard J Taylor's musical follows the plot and characterisation closely enough to suit those who can quote every line of Jane Austen's book, while telling the story plainly enough to entertain the few who don't know it. A show with 32 pieces of music and prominent roles for old and young, that also has plenty of chorus work. It has been staged numerous times with great success for the companies concerned.

"... a feast of lovely melodies, wedded to excellent lyrics."


Principals (5m, 10f)
  Mr Bennett - 40-50, amiable, gentle and eccentric man, but unhappily married
  Mrs Bennett - 40-50, querulous, excitable and ill-bred, desperate to marry off her daughters
  Elizabeth - 20, intelligent, bold and mildly attractive
  Jane - 22, the eldest daughter, considered to be the most beautiful, reserved manner, pleasant to all
  Kitty - older than Lydia but defers to her, fourth daughter
  Lydia - 15, flirtatious, naive, headstrong and reckless, the youngest daughter
  Mary - pretentious third Bennet daughter, who prefers reading over socializing
  Fitzwilliam Darcy - 28, intelligent, wealthy, extremely handsome and reserved
  Mr Collins - 25, pompous, narrow-minded sycophant
  Bingley - outgoing, extremely good-natured, and wealthy
  Caroline Bingley - Bingley’s shallow and haughty sister, befriends Jane then snubs her
  Wickham - dashing, charming and handsome young soldier
  Lady Catherine de Bourgh - Mr. Darcy's aunt and Mr. Collins' patron, inconsistent and arrogant
  Charlotte Lucas - 27, sensible, intelligent, but marries for money and security (non-singing)
  Housekeeper (f)
Support (3m, 5f plus chorus)
  Servants 1, 2 & 3 - female
  Isabella - Lydia's friend (non-singing)
  Colonel Foster (non-singing, non-speaking)
  Charles Bennett - Mr Bennett's brother (non-singing)
  Anne de Bourgh - Lady Catherine’s sickly, bland daughter (non-singing, non-speaking)
  Footman (non-singing)


  0) Overture Orchestra
  1) Prologue Chorus
  2) See Him Today Mrs Bennett, Kitty, Mary, Lydia & Mr Bennett
  3) Five Daughters Mrs Bennett
  4) At The Ball Tonight Jane, Lydia, Elizabeth, Mary, Servants 1, 2 & 3, Chorus
  5) Assembly Waltz Chorus
  6) Being Here With You Jane & Bingley 
  7) A Man Who’s Proud And Vain Elizabeth
  8) The Guns Of War Soldiers, Lydia & Elizabeth
  9) No Designs On Love Jane
10) I Long To Know You Wickham
11) Isn't It Strange Darcy
12) They're All So Common Caroline Bingley
13) Through The Eyes OF A Child Darcy
14) A Woman Who Knows Her Place Collins
15) An Offer I Must Refuse Collins & Elizabeth
16) I Will Remember Him That Way Jane
~~ Interval ~~  
17) What An Hour In Church Will Do Chorus
18) How I Miss Her Mr Bennett
19) Good Breeding Lady de Bourgh
20) I Long To Know You (Reprise) Wickham
21) Don't Ask Me Why Darcy
22) Should I Be Flattered? Elizabeth & Darcy
23) Have I Been Wrong Elizabeth
24) The Soldiers Farewell Soldiers & Girls
25) Mr Darcy Housekeeper & Chorus
26) Thank God They're Married Lydia, Wickham, Mrs Bennett & Mary
27) Since We Said Goodbye Bingley & Jane
28) My Dear Miss Bennett Lady de Bourgh & Elizabeth
29) I Need To Know Darcy & Elizabeth
30) Pride And Prejudice Darcy & Elizabeth
31) Finale Mr and Mrs Bennett, Darcy, Elizabeth, Bingley, Jane & Chorus

Information for Production Administrators

Here's a list of all the supporting material available and some other information you might need. Pricing for the production materials is supplied automatically with a Perusal Set. Royalty pricing can only be provided as a formal quotation.

Available now (see below) ...

Preview Script/Libretto

In addition to viewing online the script and vocal score above, you can download a shortened copy of the script/libretto to read and get a relatively good picture of whether you would like to proceed to the next step. This Preview E-Script is made available to you as a pdf file sized for A4 paper and contains just over half of the script/libretto.
Perusal Set
These are available for customers in UK and Ireland only to borrow free of charge (but you have to pay the postage to return the set to us). The set contains ...
  • Printed Libretto
  • Printed Piano/Vocal Score
  • Sampler Audio CD (23 selected tracks)
Available after Perusal ...
Libretti/Vocal Scores

Available to purchase in this form ...

  • Rehearsal Master Set on a Data CD (Cast). This contains the script and piano vocal score for your cast and crew provided as A4 pdf files. No problem about possible loss of deposit, as they are yours to print out and mark up as required. The price includes a multiple copying licence allowing you to copy the Data CD itself (enabling you to give or sell copies to your cast for them to make up their own rehearsal books) or to make multiple prints of the pdf's on the Data CD for your production company to organise and provide to your cast or crew.

To order this, create account with us, then go to the 'Order Rehearsal Material' page.

Please note that we do not sell individual printed copies of libretti, nor do we hire sets of printed rehearsal libretti or scores.

Available after Rights Obtained ...
Backing Tracks
Not available.
These are available for an 12 (or 10) piece orchestra as below, for hire to production companies only, who hold a valid, unexpired, licence to perform.
  • Double Bass
  • Cello
  • Horn
  • Keyboard
  • Clarinet 1 / Flute 2
  • Flute 1 / Clarinet 2
  • Bass Clarinet / Flute 3 (Optional)
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone (Optional)
  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • MD's Full Score
Royalty Type
Royalties for this title are 'variable fee, post paid', and will be calculated on a percentage of your box office income once your production has finished. See our pricing policy for details. We work on a quotation system for royalties, based on information you supply to us. Complete a printed application form or create account with us, and use the online version.
Video Licence
We have secured the rights to video productions of this title from the Author, and we manage them on his behalf. Once a 'Licence To Perform' has been granted, and then on payment of a fee, we will be able to issue a 'Licence To Record'. There are some strings attached to this, but these are far outweighed by the benefits.
  • Record one or more live performances and mix down to a single video
  • Give or sell copies to your cast and crew
  • Sell copies to your audiences (take advance bookings on the night)


Order your free preview script or perusal material now ...
  • Preview E-Script (Pride And Prejudice) A4
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (Pride And Prejudice) A4
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
  • Perusal Set
    £0.00 Perusal Set
    PLEASE NOTE : We operate a FREE Perusal Service, but due to the cost of postage/shipping, we regret that Perusal Sets are ONLY available to customers who reside in the United Kingdom (inc Channel Islands and Isle Of Man)...
  • Rehearsal Master Set
    £0.00 Rehearsal Master Set
    Rehearsal Master Sets (RMS) are available to purchase, once your production has been licensed. You will need the 5 digit licence reference number (see above). They are available as Data CD's or (where available) on a USB...
  • Royalty Quotation Form
    £0.00 Royalty Quotation Form
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue (with exceptions) are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. A royalty fee must be paid: whether the play is presented for charity or for...