Lyn from dovegreybooks Yahoo Group (not to be confused with Lynne from dovegreyreader blog) sent me another little piece of information today – I hope she won’t mind if I quote her email:
Well. Gosh. Of course, it does seem rather as though one can’t have anything on the stage without a song and dance accompanying nowadays, and it’s a miracle that Austenmania hasn’t led to this before. Bad as the 2005 film was in so many ways, at least it didn’t have Keira doing the can-can singing ‘It is a TRUTH uni-ver-salllllly ackNOWledged!’
But am I too quick to judge? Obviously I would go and see this, even if I expected it to be dire, and I imagine there are enough Pride and Prejudice addicts to make this sell out whatever the quality – but perhaps, just perhaps, it would actually be good? Stranger things have happened. And what if they took a selection of extant songs… how would that go… Lizzie could sing I Don’t Know How To Love Him then Learning To Love Him and finally Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man. Lydia could get I Could Have Danced All Night, and Sixteen Going On Seventeen, while Kitty would have to settle for You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun. And for Mr. Bennet, howsabout If I Were A Rich Man?
More suggestions in a similarly irreverent tone, please!