Persuasion

Last edited by recruitment@oxf... on 9 March 2022

Venue, Timing and Cost

Venue: 
Oxford Playhouse
Date(s): 
Wednesday, 4 May 2022 to Saturday, 14 May 2022
Timing: 
Varied dates, 7:30pm, Matinee 2:30pm, 8pm performances
Cost: 
From £10

Jane Austen's romantic comedy is riotously reinvented for the twenty-first century with an explosive foam party and a soundtrack of Frank Ocean, Dua Lipa and Cardi B.

When Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne Elliot eight years ago, he was penniless and had only love and ambition to offer. Persuaded 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's forced to confront the past. As old wounds reopen, will Wentworth forgive Anne for rejecting him, and will Anne finally learn to trust her desires?

Jeff James (La Musica at Young Vic) and James Yeatman's bold and brilliant adaptation, first seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre, brings all the sharp observation and quick wit of Austen’s novel to the stage, without a bonnet in sight.

"Irreverent Jane Austen adaptation swaps bonnets for bikinis"
The Guardian

"Sparklingly intelligent and very funny. Austen would have loved it."
The Times

Thu 5 May 2:30pm: Dementia Friendly Performance, Socially Distanced Performance
Wed 11 May 7:30pm: Captioned, Post-show Talk
Thu 12 May 7:30pm: Socially Distanced Performance
Sat 14 May 2:30pm: Audio Described

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Book now: https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/events/p...

Oxford Playhouse, 11-12 Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LW
oxfordplayhouse.com
Box Office: 01865 305 305

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