The Jane Austen classic adapted for stage
Anne Elliot was young and in love. Engaged to the dashing but poor naval officer, Commander Wentworth, her ambitious family tore them apart. Years later, the tables have turned and a chance encounter could lead Anne towards the true love she has yearned for or a life forever alone. Filled with live music, drama, laughter and romance from a cast of actors and musicians, Theatre6’s Persuasion is not to be missed.
Theatre6’s premiere of Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion, is adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Stephanie Dale and directed by Theatre6’s award winning Kate McGregor.
Lyme Regis famously appears in the book, as the two principal characters holiday here in a dramatic trip. Jane Austen visited twice, and her descriptions in the novel show her love of the town “the principal street almost hurrying into the water, the Walk to the Cobb, skirting round the pleasant little bay, which, in the season, is animated with bathing machines and company…are what the stranger’s eye will seek.”
“A rewarding, haunting evening” The Telegraph
“A show that boasts a brilliant ensemble” The Guardian
£12 advance / £11 advance Theatre Friends / £10 concs. / £14.50 on the door.
Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.
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In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
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