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On tour to England Summer 2014!

Jane Austen's PERSUASION:
A Newly Revised Musical Drama

Based on the novel "Persuasion" by Jane Austen

  • Original adaptation by Barbara Landis

  • Featuring songs from Jane Austen's manuscripts and music of the period

  • Fully staged with orchestra

Stage Direction by Nick Sandys and Kyle Dougan

A newly revised musical adaptation of one of Jane Austen's most admired novels – the story of a woman who has loved and lost and gets a second chance.

Persuasion focuses on the regret and loneliness of the heroine, Anne Elliot, who has rejected a proposal of marriage from the one man she truly loved. Anne had allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's convictions that Captain Wentworth was unworthy, but after a separation of eight years, the tables have turned. Anne is nearly an old maid and her once rich family is on the verge of bankruptcy, and Captain Wentworth returns from sea with both rank and fortune. Can he forgive her for being persuaded to break off their engagement rather than following her heart? And can their lost love be rekindled? One of the most powerful love stories ever written, this authentic rendering of Jane Austen's novel will transport you back in time!

“’A diamond of the first water.’ The Regency encomium seems appropriate when describing “Jane Austen’s Persuasion”. Hardly ten minutes into the production, I knew that I was seeing a winning new adaptation of Jane Austen’s last completed novel. This story of Anne Elliot’s second chance at love is told with such wit and life that I predict that this diamond will be remounted throughout the country for years to come. And I certainly hope it will.”
(Lori Davis, Reviewer for Chicago Stage Style and member of JASNA.)

“No ‘Persuasion’ needed to see this Chicago treat...Chamber Opera Chicago’s production was a treat for the eyes and ears... astounding!” (Emily Scotcher, Isle of Wight County Press)

To view a short preview video of Persuasion, please Click Here.

2014 Performance Dates, Locations, and Tickets:

Theatre Royal Windsor
8pm Friday, 18 July and 3pm Saturday, 19 July
Box Office: 01753 853888

Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds
7:30pm Tuesday, 22 July and Wednesday, 23 July
Box Office: 01284 769505

Mission Theatre Bath
7:30pm Saturday, 26 July and 2:30pm Sunday, 27 July
Bath Box Office: 01225 463362

Theatre Royal Margate
7:30pm Wednesday, 30 July
Box Office: 01843 292795

The Old Market Theatre, Brighton
7:30pm Friday, 1 August
Box Office: 01273 201801