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Chorus leave as lights come up on Mr Bennet walking outside his house. Not wanting to go in. Lizzy: Dear father, what you must be going through.
- I should have listened to you both.
- I should have never let her go.
Jane: You mustn't be so hard on yourself.
- Mustn't I?
- Well it is good to be at home.
- I'm too old to be gallivanting around London.
- Your uncle will do better.
Servant: Letter for you Sir.
- Thank you. (opening the letter and reading it)
- It is from your uncle
Jane: Is it good news?
- What good is to be expected?
- He has found them...
Jane: And are they married?
- There are some financial particulars he asks of me. and then he says they will be.
- I must write and give him my consent.
Jane: That's wonderful.
He also says that Wickham's gambling debts of more then £15,000 will be paid and that even then, there will be some money left.
Jane: A gamester!
- I would like to know how much money your uncle has laid down,
- And how I am ever to pay him.
Exits with Lizzy and Jane into house has chorus sings
Mrs B; My dear Lydia! Oh my good, kind brother. I knew he would manage everything. How I long to see her and dear Wickham too. But the wedding cloths. Lizzy; Mother do not forget our uncles' kindness. We believe he has assisted Mr Wickham with money. Mrs B:Well who should do it but her uncle. It's the first time we have ever had anything from him except a few presents.
I have just written to your brother.
Mrs B: Then it's settled. Oh just think our Lydia married. We must search for a house for them nearby.
- ( annoyed) Very well, but let us come to a right understating,.
- Into this house they shell never have admittance.
Mrs B: But she is our daughter. And what of money for her wedding cloths?
(Angry) I'll not advance a single guinea for her cloths. She'll receive no mark of affection from me on this occasion.