We meet Jane in her last days in the house in College Street as she transmutes her own ill-fated love affair and that of her heroine, Anne Elliot, into a bitter-sweet tale of loneliness and longing. Anne has been persuaded by her well-meaning father, Sir Walter Elliot, and her godmother, Lady Russell, that naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, is not a suitable match. Seven years later Anne and Wentworth, now a wealthy captain meet again. Will Jane Austen give them a happy ending?
Director, Sarah Hawkins, plans to use six actors (three male, three female) to cover all the characters, Anne and those she meets in Bath, Lyme Regis and in the country houses Jane Austen knew so well. "This production will be an enjoyable challenge for the performers," said Sarah. "They will each take on two or three roles in Jane Austen's perceptive and witty story of society, love - and money - of course."
Persuasion by Jane Austen adapted by Mark Healy
Reading Friday May 5th 7.45pm
Auditions Saturday May 6th 2pm Sunday May7th 7.45pm
Production dates July 15th - 22nd 7.45pm Matinee Saturday 22nd 2.30pm