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A Rose Original Production, Alexandra Palace, in association with Oxford Playhouse

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Sat 26 Feb - Sat 19 Mar 2022 2.30pm, 7.30pm & 8pm

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Jeff James originally adapted and directed Jane Austen’s Persuasion for the Royal Exchange in 2017 and now London finally gets to see a wonderfully inventive reimagining that comes with a soundtrack that ranges from Nicki Minaj to Frank Ocean. Does it wreck violence upon the original novel? Like all adaptations yes, of course, it does. But it also brings new insights too and makes Austen’s original feel fresh and contemporary and also emotionally true. It’s quite a ride, and an enormously rewarding one. I very much hope the Lyme Regis bikini foam party remains intact. I loved this show in Manchester and imagine it will still land with the shock of the new.

About Persuasion

'If you can't find a husband in Bath, you won't find one anywhere.' Jeff James (La Musica at Young Vic) and James Yeatman's bold and brilliant adaptation, first seen at the Royal Exchange Theatre in 2017, brings all the sharp observation and quick wit of Jane Austen’s novel to the stage, without a bonnet in sight. 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? 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. Age Recommendation: 12+ Warnings: Contains loud music and flashing lights