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- 25 May 2017 - 24 June 2017
- The Theatre
If you can’t find a husband in Bath, you won’t find one anywhere.
When Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne eight years ago, he had only love and ambition to offer. Talked out of accepting his proposal by her family, Anne’s never quite got over her first love.
But now Wentworth is back. Rich, successful and single, the handsome Captain has been transformed into a serious catch. When circumstances bring the two face to face again, Anne Elliot is forced to confront the past. As old wounds reopen, will Wentworth’s resentment keep him away, and will Anne finally decide what she really wants?
In 2017, the bicentenary of PERSUASION’S publication and of Jane Austen’s death, this bold new adaptation brings all the sharp observation and quick wit of Austen’s novel to the stage, without a bonnet in sight.
We are grateful to The Peter Henriques Foundation for their support of the Creative Development of PERSUASION.
- Event Information
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 25 May - Saturday 24 June 2017
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday evenings, 7.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Thursday matinees, 2.30pm
Twilight performance, Wednesday 14 June 5pm (Relaxed Performance)
TICKET PRICES: Standard tickets from £16.50
Half price previews from £5
Day Seats: £10 (Second Gallery, B Row)
Please note that there are no banquette seats due to set restrictions.
SEASON TICKETS: A part of the Season Ticket Package
5 Show Season Tickets from £58.50
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours (inc interval)
- Creative Team
DIRECTOR Jeff James
DESIGNER Alex Lowde
LIGHTING DESIGN Lucy Carter
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN Ben and Max Ringham
MOVEMENT Morgann Runacre-Temple
DRAMATURG James Yeatman
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Helen Abbott
We are grateful to The Equity Trust – John Fernald Award who have supported the role of Assistant Director for this production.
- Related Events
Pre-show, talk-based introduction
15 June - 10.30am - 12pm
BETWEEN THE LINES
Playreading and Discussion
7 June - 11am - 1pm
Talk about the work we stage at the Royal Exchange
22 June, 11am - 12.30pm
Getting Started with Playwriting
14 June, 11am - 1pm
- Accessible Performances
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 17 June, 2.30pm
BSL PERFORMANCE: Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 20 June, 7.30pm
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 14 June 5pm
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Lady Russell/ Mrs Croft
Sir Walter/ Admiral Croft
Mrs Clay/ Henrietta
Edmund Hayter/ Captain Benwick/ Mr Elliot