Austen's heroine, Anne Elliot, has 'claims of birth, beauty, mind and fortune'. She and the handsome Captain Wentworth of His Majesty's Navy have met and separated some years before. Their reunion forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart. A charming story of love and marriage, Persuasion sparkles with Jane Austen's perceptive wit and her wry observations of nineteenth century English society.Performers Lara Rossi (Anne), Samuel Edward-Cook (Captain Wentworh), Geraldine Alexander, Antony Bunsee, Helen Cripps, Cassie Layton, Caroline Moroney, Dorian Simpson, Arthur Wilson.
Book by Jane Austen. Producer Royal Exchange Theatre. Producer Manchester International Festival. Producer Frantic Assembly. Producer Lyric Hammersmith. Producer LIFT. Adapted by Jeff James. Adapted by James Yeatman. Director Jeff James. Design Alex Lowde. Dramaturg James Yeatman. Sound Ben Ringham. Sound Max Ringham.