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Rose Original Production: Persuasion

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  • Sunbeam cuts through the middle of a young man and a woman, she looks away

26th February to 19th March

Location: Rose Theatre Kingston

26 February 2022 - 19 March 2022

A Rose Original Production, Alexandra Palace, in association with Oxford Playhouse

By Jane Austen
Adapted by Jeff James, with James Yeatman
Directed by Jeff James

"Sublimely funny. A riot of soapsuds and sexual tension. Mines terrific comedy from Austen's novel by highlighting what is already there and giving it a modern twist" - The Telegraph

Featuring a soundtrack of Frank OceanDua Lipa and Cardi BJane Austen’s classic romantic comedy is riotously reimagined for the twenty-first century. 

In this captivating adaptation, Jeff James and James Yeatman retain the quick wit and scandal of Austen’s novel but switch Regency ballrooms for neon lights to present this 19th-century romance, as you’ve never seen it before. 

When Frederick Wentworth proposed to Anne Elliot eight years ago, he was undistinguished with no prospects, only able to offer his love and ambition. Persuaded out of accepting his proposal by her family, Anne has never quite got over her first love. 

But now Wentworth is back. Rich, successful, single and handsome, the now decorated naval Captain has become a serious catch. When circumstances bring the two face to face again, Anne's forced to confront her past and face-up to her choices. 

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