Following up on last year’s holiday hit, TNB announce plans to revisit Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice characters once again with The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.
Inspired by the immense popularity of last year’s holiday show, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Theatre New Brunswick has decided to return to the country estate of Pemberley once again, this time to see how the holidays unfolded downstairs. This holiday season, TNB invites you to join them for The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.
Inspired by the characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, The Wickhams takes place at the estate of Pemberley, entering the servants’ quarters at the height of holiday preparations. A no-nonsense housekeeper, a spirited new maid, and a lovesick, enterprising footman see their work interrupted by a stream of guests from upstairs. Whether upstairs or downstairs, the residents are able to explore the confines of class and discover the warmth of family and the generosity of forgiveness.
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley was written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and serves as a stand-alone companion piece to their play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.
Lauren Gunderson is the most-produced living playwright in the U.S. for the third year in a row. Her works focus heavily on female figures in history, science, and literature.
Margot Melcon is a dramaturg, administrator, and writer. As the Director of New Play Development at the Marin Theatre Company for seven years, Melcon helped develop over 30 productions.
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley will run December 8-10 at the Fredericton Playhouse, and December 11 at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John with additional New Brunswick performance announcements coming soon.
Tickets for all Fredericton and Saint John performance are on sale now.
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley:
Cover photo: Caroline Coon in last year’s production, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.