THE Cardigan Castle-Theatr Mwldan summer season opens with the classic tale Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen from outdoor theatre favourites, Illyria.

In a social whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane people - and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice in order to achieve their mutual happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is costume-drama, empire-lines and tea-parties, then this sparkling adaptation, based entirely on the original novel, is something to make you change your mind.

Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, pacy, forthright, bitchy best! No seating provided – you may bring your own low-backed chair.

Tickets for Pride & Prejudice on Sunday, July 9 (7.30pm, doors 6.30pm) at Cardigan Castle are £13 (£11) £9 children and are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, online or via smart phone at

The production is suitable for five years and above, with a run time including interval of two hours 20 minutes.