JANE Austen’s romantic, funny, often unbearably poignant and most personal novel will be brought to the
JANE Austen’s romantic, funny, often unbearably poignant and most personal novel will be brought to the Kenton Theatre by Hotbuckle Productions on Thursday.
Persuasion is the story of Anne Elliot, who was once hopelessly in love with Frederick Wentworth until, persuaded by her family that he is not of her standing, she reluctantly ends their engagement and he takes his broken heart off to the sea.
Anne spends the next eight years as the ignored middle child of a spendthrift father, quietly fading into the background and forever regretting her decision.
Then he returns. Having made his fortune, the now wealthy Captain Wentworth comes to seek a wife with strength of mind and a resolute character.
He treats Anne with cold indifference and she can only watch with aching heart as he courts another. Will he ever forgive her?
Tickets cost £15 (concessions £13) from www.kentontheatre.co.uk or (01491) 575698.