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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

Tickets on sale to the public: 17 April 2023

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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Admiral Croft/Mr Harville/Butler/Singer tbc
Elizabeth/Mrs Harville/Jemima/Maid tbc
Sir Walter Elliot tbc
Frederick Wentworth tbc
Charles Musgrove/William Elliot/Mr Benwick tbc
Mrs Clay/Mrs Croft tbc
Louisa Musgrove/Lady Dalrymple   tbc
Anne Elliot   tbc
Lady Russell   tbc
Mary Musgrove/Mrs Smith/Mt Taylor   tbc
Director Sheila Carr