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Persuasion

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  • By Jane Austen. Adapted by Jeff James with James Yeatman. Directed by Jeff James
  • 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)

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    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.

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    SEASON TICKETS: A part of the Season Ticket Package

    5 Show Season Tickets from £58.50

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    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

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    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
  • MEMBERS CAST Q&A
    Join the cast of PERSUASION in a Q&A
    9 June - 12.30pm - 1.30pm
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    AFTERSHOW DISCUSSION
    Wednesday 14 June, following the 5pm performance
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    INTRODUCING...
    Pre-show, talk-based introduction
    15 June - 10.30am - 12pm
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    BETWEEN THE LINES
    Playreading and Discussion
    7 June - 11am - 1pm
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    THEATRE CAFÉ
    Talk about the work we stage at the Royal Exchange
    22 June, 11am - 12.30pm
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    WORDPLAY
    Getting Started with Playwriting
    14 June, 11am - 1pm
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  • 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

    Persuasion Synopsis Resource

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  • Lady Russell/ Mrs Croft

    GERALDINE ALEXANDER

    Sir Walter/ Admiral Croft

    ANTONY BUNSEE

    Mary

    HELEN CRIPPS

    Captain Wentworth

    SAMUEL EDWARD-COOK

    Elizabeth/ Louisa

    CASSIE LAYTON

    Mrs Clay/ Henrietta

    CAROLINE MORONEY

    Anne

    LARA ROSSI

    Charles

    DORIAN SIMPSON

    Edmund Hayter/ Captain Benwick/ Mr Elliot

    ARTHUR WILSON

    Samuel

    NOAH HICKS

    Samuel

    SHANE SHANTHAKUMAR

    Samuel

    DANIEL TARIQ

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