Persuasion (James)

by  Jane Austen, Jeff James

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If you can't find a husband in Bath, you won't find one anywhere.

When Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne eight years ago, he had only love and ambition to offer. Talked out of accepting his proposal by her family, Anne’s never quite got over her first love.
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If you can't find a husband in Bath, you won't find one anywhere.

When Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne eight years ago, he had only love and ambition to offer. Talked out of accepting his proposal by her family, Anne’s never quite got over her first love.

But now Wentworth is back. Rich, successful and single, the handsome Captain has been transformed into a serious catch. When circumstances bring the two face to face again, Anne Elliot is forced to confront the past. As old wounds reopen, will Wentworth’s resentment keep him away, and will Anne finally decide what she really wants?

In 2017, the bicentenary of PERSUASION’S publication and of Jane Austen’s death, this bold new adaptation brings all the sharp observation and quick wit of Austen’s novel to the stage, without a bonnet in sight.

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"When I tell you that the visit to Lyme Regis features a bikini foam party, those devoted to crinoline may take fright. Do not fear...I was hooked" 
THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

"A riot of soapsuds and sexual tension... It’s a terrific tribute to Austen in the bicentenary year of her death"
THE TELEGRAPH ★★★★

"The entire production is as provocatively contemporary as you can get" 
THE STAGE ★★★★

"Not only does Austen suddenly seem our contemporary, we start to seem like hers. Her characters are like people again - not just literary tropes and lace fans"
WHAT'S ON STAGE ★★★★

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the most iconic writers of 19th Century England, because of her blend of romanticism and realism in her novels of the landed gentry. She lived her entire life as part of a close family in the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as ...

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Jeff James

Jeff James’ work as a director includes La Musica at the Young Vic; Stink Foot at The Yard, which he adapted from Sophocles’ Philoctetes; One For the Road and Victoria Station at the Young Vic and Print Room.

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