Published Wednesday, 04 September 2013
Neil McDermott emerging from the River Lagan on Wednesday. (© Lyric Theatre)
McDermott, who portrays Mr Darcy in the Lyric Theatre's production of the Jane Austen novel, emulated the well-known TV moment made famous by Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, when Mr Darcy emerged dripping from the lake.
A new musical adaptation of Pride and Prejudice opens at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on 5 September.
Lyric Artistic Director, Richard Croxford, who is directing the show, described Pride and Prejudice - the Musical as "a visual and musical treat".
He added: "We are delighted to open the autumn season with this lavish new show in conjunction with Everyman Cork.
"We have a very talented line-up of acting and singing talent, led by Hazel Gardner and Neil McDermott but also including Belfast talent such as Christina Nelson who will play the irrepressible Mrs Bennet.
"With set and costume designer Robin Peoples and local composer Mark Dougherty on board, this will be both a visual and musical treat."
Pride & Prejudice tells the story of the Bennet family, whose matriarch, Mrs Bennet, is on a mission to see all of her five daughters married to respectable suitors.
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