UK Tour Announced For Adaptation of Jane Austen's PERSUASION
'PERSUASION' was Jane Austen's final novel, and Theatre6's production is a world premiere featuring original music by Maria Haïk Escudero to be played live by a company of actor-musicians.
Anne Elliot was young and in love. Swept off her feet by the dashing but poor naval officer, Captain Wentworth, she devastatingly rejects his marriage proposal because of her selfish society-obsessed family. Several years later and Wentworth has returned from sea. Will a chance encounter lead Anne back to her true love, or to a life forever alone?
Cast includes Ceri-Lyn Cissone who plays Persuasion's heroine and protagonist, Anne. Ceri-Lyn received high praise for her performance in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' at Shakespeare's Globe in London, transferring with the show to New York. Recently she played the hilarious and transformative female lead, Janet, in 'The Rocky Horror Show' across Europe.
The cast also includes, Matthew Atkins, Siobhán Gerrard, Indigo Griffiths, Jason Ryall and Lucinda Turner.
The original story by Jane Austen, has been adapted for the stage by Stephanie Dale whose theatre credits include The Lost Boy and Giants on the Hill.Stephanie has also written for BBC Radio Four and was nominated for the Tinniswood Award in 2012.
The production is directed by Kate McGregor. Kate is Artistic Director of award-winning Theatre6 and winner of the Noel Coward Trainee Director Bursary at the Salisbury Playhouse. Her credits include 'Gabriel' (UK Tour), 'Kinetics' (UK Tour), 'Grace: A Youth Musical' (New Wimbledon Theatre), 'Honest' (UK Tour) 'Moments' (Chichester Festival Theatre), 'The Water Engine' / 'Mr Happiness' (Old Vic Tunnels, Time Out Award nominated).
'PERSUASION' is produced by Theatre6 and Catherine Schreiber. Both were co-producers of the award-winning, West End smash hit 'The Scottsboro Boys'and critically acclaimed tour of Moira Buffini's 'Gabriel'. Catherine is a two-time Tony winner for 'Angels in America' (2018) and 'Clybourne Park' (2012).
UK TOUR SCHEDULE Autumn 2018
Monday 10 - Saturday 15 September
THEATRE ROYAL WINCHESTER
Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 September
Monday 24 - Saturday 29 September
POMEGRANATE THEATRE CHESTERFIELD
Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 October
Thursday 18 - Saturday 20 October
CAST IN DONCASTER