Pride and Prejudice

in the words of Jane Austen and the music of Carl Davis

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'Carl Davis has made an astonishing impact on music in Britain.....raising to hitherto unheard of standards of the once humble television theme tune...’ Musical Opinion


Davis's output for film and television is vast, including The World At War, Goodnight Mr. Tom and The French Lieutenant's Woman (the winner of both the BAFTA and Ivor Novello awards).


Pride and Prejudice (nominated for a BASCA Ivor Novello award for Best Music for a Television Production in 1996) has been one of his best-loved scores and this was followed by Cranford in 2007, also for the BBC.

Gill Hornby is a writer, journalist and Austen devotee.


She is the author of two novels: The Hive - a Sunday Times Best Seller in 2013 - was described by The Times as a "sparkling debut"; All Together Now, which came out in 2015, was hailed by The Telegraph as a "brilliant comedy of satire with the lightest of touches."


Her first book was a biography of Jane Austen - The Girl with the Magic Pen - written for the younger reader. While relishing the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for this completely new format, she is also currently at work on another Austen-related project.....

Gill Hornby

Pride and Prejudice

Created to honour the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death in 2017, this promises to be an unusually intimate performance of the beloved author's most famous work. The book has been abridged by novelist and Austen biographer, Gill Hornby, and the words will be interwoven with a new adaptation of Carl Davis' magical score from the much loved BBC TV drama series of the 1990s.

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Carl Davis CBE





The Story


by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen. The story, set in England, follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in 19th Century society.


P&P retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books." It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from scholars. There have been a number of dramatic adaptations, including the 1995 BBC series from which the music for this show is taken.