Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley


Writers: Lauren Gunderson Margot Melcon


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Time & Place
December, 1815. A large drawing room and attached library of Pemberley, the grand estate of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy.
Cast Size
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult characters


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley takes place two years after the conclusion of Pride and Prejudice, We get to revisit many of our favorite characters including Lizzy, Mr. Darcy, Jane, Mr. Bingley, and Lydia and finally get to know more about Mary Bennet, the middle sister who has been written off as a spinster who will never be married. Lizzy and Mr. Darcy have decided to host Christmas at their estate, Pemberley, this year, and Lizzy’s sister’s show up a few days early to prepare for the holiday. Jane is seven months pregnant, Lydia is still pretending that her marriage to Mr. Wickham is not a total disaster, and Mary is lonelier than ever stuck at home with their parents and youngest sister, Kitty. When Mr. Darcy’s cousin Arthur De Bourgh shows up at Pemberley to spend the holiday with them, Mary’s life suddenly gets more interesting. She and Arthur seem to have all the same interests and find that they enjoy talking to one another. Could this be love? Mary and Arthur’s relationship seems to be progressing well until Arthur’s cousin, Lady Anne, shows up and tells him that they are engaged to be married. Arthur is confused, Mary feels betrayed, and everyone in the house decides to work together to fix this situation and bring Arthur and Mary back together. It takes a Christmas miracle, a lot of communication, and a touch of forgiveness to convince Mary and Arthur that they are meant for each other and can choose to be in love.

Lead Characters

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