'Pride & Prejudice'
by Jane Austen, adapted by Clare Snape




2nd - 6th March 2010


Clare Snape

"Bard company does justice to popular Austen classic"
Review from Derby Evening Telegraph

Working from her own adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale of manners and romance Clare Snape delivered a truly wonderful production with her 2010 showing of 'Pride & Prejudice'.

Bringing all the stately grandeur of costumed period drama along with the free-spirited story of Elizabeth Bennett, one of literature's most popular and enduring characters, to life the show delighted audiences as well as scooping an impressive three nominations in the Eagle Awards for amateur theatre. Laura Smith went on to win the Timothy Dalton Award for Best Performance in a Play for her role as Elizabeth Bennett.

All photographs taken by Bryan Cleary.


Director - Clare Snape
PA - Niki Caister
Stage Manager - Ken Owen
Lighting Design & Operation - John Howarth
Sound Operation - Neil Jones
Wardobe Mistress - Flora Palmer
Wardrobe Assistants - Jane Roy, Julia Johnson, Ann Sharp, Pat Kinnerley, Karen Owen & Katherine Newbury
Props - Elaine Lawrenson, Chris Scott & Charlotte Matthews
Backstage Crew - Alex Hargreaves & Lauren Timms
Hair Design - Anne Kalis
Set Design - Clare Snape & Ken Owen
Set Construction - Ken Owen & Chris Scott
Choreography - Niki Caister & Chris Scott
Prompt - Margaret Arnot
Poster & Programme Design - Clare Snape
Poster & Programme Publication - CCT Creative
Press - Joan Chambers
Photography - Bryan Cleary
Business Manager - Phil Button
Front Of House - Members of the company


Mrs. Bennett - Irene Button
Mr. Bennett - Jim Brereton
Jane Bennett - Laura Forvargue
Elizabeth Bennett - Laura Smith
Lydia Bennett - Abi Lucas
Kitty Bennett - Beth Eades
Mary Bennett - Maria Lunn
Mr. Darcy - Colin Dawes
Mr. Bingley - Danny Duder
Mr. Wickham - Matthew Sharratt
Colonel Fitzwilliam - Mike Beddard
Mr. Denny - Andrew Gallie
Lady Lucas/Narrator - Joan Chambers
Sir William Lucas - Terry Powles
Charlotte Lucas - Lisa Kelly
Caroline Bingley - Claire Stewart
Louisa Hurst - Kezi Methuen-Jones
Georgiana Darcy/Mrs. Forster - Natasha Kondrashova
Mr. Forster - Alex Roy
Lady Catherine - Celia Grantham
Mrs. Reynolds - Jenny Horton
Mrs. Gardiner - Christine Smith
Mr. Gardiner - Jonathan Wolff
Mr. Collins - Mathew Shepherd
Servants/Ball & Party Guests - Bernice McLaren, Catherine Taplin, Chris Scott, Marco Boylan, Stuart Phillips, Greg Lunn, Helen Cornfield, Rachael Cornfield & members of the company
Musicians - Kathy Lucas & Sue Annable