Persuasion


  • Main Auditorium
  • 26 February 2022 - 19 March 2022
  • A Rose Original Production, Alexandra Palace, in association with Oxford Playhouse

By Jane Austen
Adapted by Jeff James, with James Yeatman
Directed by Jeff James

★★★★ "Sublimely funny. A riot of soapsuds and sexual tension. Mines terrific comedy from Austen's novel by highlighting what is already there and giving it a modern twist" - The Telegraph

Featuring a soundtrack of Frank Ocean, Dua Lipa and Cardi B, Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy is riotously reimagined for the twenty-first century. 

In this captivating adaptation, Jeff James and James Yeatman retain the quick wit and scandal of Austen’s novel but switch Regency ballrooms for neon lights to present this 19th-century romance, as you’ve never seen it before. 

When Frederick Wentworth proposed to Anne Elliot eight years ago, he was undistinguished with no prospects, only able to offer his love and ambition. Persuaded out of accepting his proposal by her family, Anne has never quite got over her first love. 

But now Wentworth is back. Rich, successful, single and handsome, the now decorated naval Captain has become a serious catch. When circumstances bring the two face to face again, Anne's forced to confront her past and face-up to her choices. 

 

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

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

 

 

Event Details

Running Time: 2hrs incl. interval
Age guidance: 10+
Warnings: Contains loud music and flashing lights

Press night: Thursday 3 March, 7:30pm
Friends night: Thursday 10 March, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Rose Café/Bar


Captioned performance: Saturday 12 March, 2:30pm
(Please note: these captions will be delivered by trainee captioners, so there may be minor errors.)
Socially distanced performance: Wednesday 16 March, 6:30pm
Having listened to the concerns of our loyal audiences, we have taken the decision to keep at least one performance socially distanced across key productions in our 21/22 Season. See our COVID-19 Secure web page for details.

The Rose is proud to be 'See it Safely' approved.