Persuasion WEB


by Jane Austen, adapted by Tim Luscombe

29 June – 8 July 2023 at 8pm; Matinée: Saturday 8 July at 2.30pm

Tickets: £12 on opening night; £14 on all subsequent performances

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Anne Elliot fell deeply in love with a handsome young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, at the age of nineteen. But because he had neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne’s mentor and friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her to break off the engagement. Eight years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving Frederick – and when he returns from sea a Captain, she can only watch as every eligible young woman falls at his feet. Can the pair rekindle a love that was lost but not forgotten? This new adaptation was commissioned and first produced by Salisbury Playhouse in 2011.

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with T



Anne Elliot   Lucinda Banton
Frederick Wentworth   Alistair Kerr
Sir Walter Elliot Mark Hardy
Elizabeth Elliot Gail Bishop
Mary Musgrove   Celeste Narywonczk
Charles Musgrove   Jay Rolfe
Louisa Musgrove   Fiona McNevin
Lady Russell   Helen Cheales
Mr William Elliot   Matt Stone
Admiral Croft   Keith Miller
Mrs Croft   Sally Bosman
Mrs Clay Catherine Elliott
Mr Harville   Peter Brown
Mrs Harville   Janet Edden
Mr Benwick   Joseph Dillon
Mrs Smith   Abigail Pedrick
Lady Dalrymple   Anne Gregory
Jemima (maid)   Denise Scales
Croft’s maid   Suzi Whittle
Director Sheila Carr