Then Charles Bingley announces his visit to the neighborhood. A man straight out of a storybook: rich, handsome, strong, mysterious - and still available! The perfect son-in-law?
The mother, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, brings out all the guns at her disposal: At a ball in the neighboring estate, the daughters are to give everything to attract Bingley's attention: Dance, sing and seduce. But not all of them play along: Daughter Elizabeth, for example, prefers to read novels, Mary can't sing at all, and the superman doesn't react to the advances as effusively as expected, but has brought along his best friend Fitzwilliam Darcy ...
Five actresses embody almost the entire staff of the novel, to which the story nevertheless remains amazingly faithful. It is all portrayed from the perspective of five maids. In the midst of slapstick, pop songs and a love story, a narrative of female self-determination and economic dependence emerges. Wild, touching, rousing and, above all, very funny.
"Overwhelmingly entertaining ... a great blend of Downton Abbey and Sex Education." (Theatreweekly.com)
Previews: April 20 + 21, 2023, opening April 23, 2023 through May 7 and May 16 - 21, 2023 at the new venue Komödie am Kurfürstendamm at Theater am Potsdamer Platz, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin.
Robert Keßler (Musik)
Heike Seidler (Bühne und Kostüm)
Christopher Tölle (Regie)
Henrik von Kathen (Playbacks)
Anna Maria Mühe (Effie, Elizabeth Bennet)
Johanna Asch (Anne, Mary Bennet, Lydia Bennet, Mister Collins, Mrs Gardiner, Das Schaf)
Mackie Heilmann (Clara, Jane Bennet, George Wickham, Lady Catherine de Bourgh)
Nadine Schori (Flo, Mrs Bennet, Fitzwilliams Darcy)
Birthe Wolter (Tillie, Charlotte Lucas, Charles Bingley, Miss Bingley)