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Persuasion poster


by Jane Austen

Adapted by Tim Luscombe

Directed by Trudy Ritchie

Season: 29th June - 17th August 2019
Preview night 28th June
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Running Time: 2hrs 15mins, including a 20 min interval

Anne and Frederick kiss

Persuasion is a story of a love diverted. Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth fall deeply in love, and yet their happiness is thwarted when Anne is persuaded by another to decline his offer of marriage. An entire war and 8 years of time separate them, when once again they are reintroduced...

This production of Persuasion will be a traditional text transported to an ethereal set that allows the story to move through different locations and time.

DirectorTrudy Ritchie
Assistant DirectorTom Massey
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lighting and Sound DesignMehran Mortezaei

Stage ManagerHannah Dunwell
Lighting and Sound OperationIan Whalan

Anne ElliotRose Treloar
Frederick WentworthKendall Drury
Louisa MusgroveCharlotte Robertson
Mary Musgrove
Mrs Smith
Angela Johnston
Charles MusgroveNick Fitzsimmons
Elizabeth Elliot
Mrs Harville
Natasha McDonald
Mr William Elliot
Mr Harville
Vitas Varnas
Mr BenwickElias Parker
Sir Walter ElliotTom Massey
Lady RussellJodie Sibley
Mrs Clay
Mrs Croft
Catherine Waters
Admiral CroftRod Stewart

A dinner party

An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd