Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Written by Lauren Gunderson (author of this past season’s Silent Sky) and Margot Melcon, this “sequel” to Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice sees the Bennet sisters reunited for Christmas at the home of Lizzy and her husband, Mr. Darcy.
Mary, the bookish middle sister, is still unattached. Mr. Darcy announces that he’s invited Arthur to join them for the holidays at Pemberley. Thus begins the inevitable romance. This new play is destined to be a holiday classic.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
November 29 - December 15, 2019
8:00 PM – Nov 29, 30; Dec 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
2:00 PM – Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
$25, all included.
$65 dinner & show package.
213 Second St.
905-372-2210 | 1-855-372-2210
Dinner & A Show
New this year, enjoy a delicious prix fixe menu at Cucina Urbana before taking in a great Northumberland Players show!
For $65, you get a tasty dinner with gratuities and taxes included (drinks extra), followed by the show at the Firehall theatre.
To purchase, simply choose the "Dinner & Show" option when you buy your ticket, call Cucina Urbana at (905) 377-9100 to make your reservations for the night of the performance, and show your ticket at dinner.
About the Show
Written in 2016 by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, the play continues with the story of "Pride and Prejudice".
Two years after the end of the Jane Austen’s 1813 novel "Pride and Prejudice", Lizzy Bennet is now delirously happy married to Mr. Darcy. It’s Christmastime, and the whole Bennet clan is descending on the Darcys’ Pemberley estate. Arriving first are three of Lizzy’s sisters: Jane, pregnant with the child of her husband, Mr. Bingley, a close friend of Mr. Darcy; Lydia, young and innocent, is married to Mr. Wickham who is not attending the festivities. She insists that she is very happy, but the sisters think differently; and Mary, the Miss Bennet of the title. Mary’s bookish ways cast doubts on her prospects for marriage, a concern for all, except Mary.
As we know, love is always in the air in an Austen drawing room. Enter Mr. Arthur de Bourgh. Mr. de Bourgh’s aunt has recently passed and has left Arthur her estate and title, making him a landed gentry. And of course, Arthur and Mary bond over their mutual interest in geography and realize they are meant for each other. But before anything happens, there are some misunderstandings and events to overcome...
In the end, just like an Austen novel, love wins out and all live very happily ever after.
Cast & Creative Team
Watch for photos of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley closer to opening night!
Watch for reviews of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley after opening night!
The FIrehall Theatre
The Firehall Theatre is located behind Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg. Seating is general admission.
213 Second St.
Parking is available across Second St. in public lots – please note that this parking is only valid for two hours.
Street parking is available around the theatre.
Cobourg Transit stops less than a block away: Route 1 at :10 and :45, and Route 2 at :15 and :42. For more information, see cobourg.ca.