Proceeds from this event amounted to £380.25 (made up to £400) made payable to the Purple Community Fund.

I’m delighted to welcome the marvellous, madcap and crazily inventive Pantaloons Theatre Company back to Billericay to perform their own twist on the Jane Austen classic ‘Pride & Prejudice’ in the Rectory Garden on Sunday 1 August 2021. 

We have enjoyed their several of their productions over the years and many of you appreciate their joyous and witty productions. I’m particularly pleased that we’ve been able to arrange for them to perform in Billericay, after having to cancel last year’s performance of Twelfth Night.  We will be running on reduced numbers, so book your tickets soon – it’s sure to be a sell out.

Adults £ 14.00 / Under 16’s £8.50 & Fees / Door £16/10 (if not sold out and are available).
You can book your tickets here 


Doors open at 4.00 pm, performance starts at 5.00 pm

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life …

Will Mrs Bennet manage to offload her numerous daughters in record time? Will Lizzy and Darcy actually get together? Will creepy Mr Collins just go away please? The literary classic gets the full Pantaloons treatment in this beautifully hilarious and delightfully innovative new adaptation.

“Glorious … a cleverly adapted, joyous comic makeover of the treasured story.” * * * *  
(The Stage)“
There is genuine delight at the comic inventiveness of this show … this is a hilarious take on a much loved novel.” 
(Bath Chronicle)


COVID-19 There will be a reduced number of people in attendance as we seek to follow government guidelines which may still be in place in August. 


HOW TO FIND US Billericay Rectory can be found on Laindon Road, CM12 9LD and is a 10 minute walk from Billericay station (25 mins from Liverpool Street). We are only 5 mins off the A127 and 10 mins off the A12.

PLEASE ENTER The Rectory Garden via the small gate to the left of the Rectory on Laindon Road, not by the gate next to the Community Garden / Car Park, as this will be locked!

PARKING You can park in Emmanuel church (next door) which is just a short walk from the Rectory. There is also parking on the High Street or in the car park behind Iceland.

WEATHER In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place in Emmanuel.

FOOD & DRINK As with other outdoor events here at The Rectory, you are encouraged to bring along a picnic to enjoy – alcohol allowed!

SEATING No seating is provided. Please bring a blanket or a fold-up garden chair on which to sit (and something warm to wear – just in case!!) Please note, because of limited space, no tables, gazebo’s or parasols are permitted. Please be sure to take all your litter home with you.


PROCEEDS From this event will be given to the Purple Community Fund working in The Philippines. I spent three weeks there in July/August 2019 working alongside some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Asia, many of whom live on the largest rubbish dump in the world. 

For more details please contact me at or via twitter @revPACman or Face book

P and P August 2021 Poster

P and P August 2021 Poster