ABOUT THE PLAY
WILL ANNE AND FREDERICK GET A SECOND CHANCE?
As a young woman, Anne Elliot broke her engagement with Frederick Wentworth after being persuaded by her family that he was not the one for her. Now, years later, Anne arrives at her father’s new home in Bath to find that her family has been socializing with Captain Wentworth, who has had a successful career with the Royal Navy and proved his bravery fighting in WWI.
Now forced into each other’s company, Anne wrestles with the feelings she still has for Captain Wentworth, despite his coolness toward her. However, when another suitor arrives in pursuit of Anne – and the family estate – everyone pays attention, especially Wentworth. Will they be able to let go of their what-ifs and could-have-beens to rediscover their love?
Set in 1920, this retelling of Jane Austen’s final novel tells a romantic story about a second chance at love.
FACTS ABOUT THE PLAY
Persuasion was completed in August 1816 and was published six months after Jane Austen's death by her family.
The story is Jane Austen’s last completed novel is also one of her most popular works.
This adaption was made by our own Kerry Skram who sets the show's time and place in 1920's Downton Abbey
†Cloris Award Winner
John Earl Robinson*