OPENING SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST 2019 AT 7:30 PM
Chamber Opera Tours presents
Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A Musical Drama
Touring in 3 beautiful cities and for the first time in Wales! This popular musical adaptation has toured the UK and North America over the past six years including the Jane Austen Festivals in Bath and Canada and the Edinburgh, Camden, and Buxton Fringe Festivals. It features songs from Jane Austen’s manuscripts and music of the era, chamber orchestra with Celtic and period instruments, authentic Regency costumes, beautiful projected scenery, and world-champion Irish dancers!
In PERSUASION, Anne Elliot has rejected a proposal of marriage from the one man she truly loved, Captain Frederick Wentworth. She was persuaded by her godmother that Captain Wentworth was unworthy, but after a separation of almost a decade, he returns from sea with both rank and fortune. The tables have turned, Anne is nearly an old maid and her once rich family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Can Anne win him back? Can he forgive her for breaking off their engagement rather than following her heart? And can their lost love be rekindled? One of the most powerful love stories ever written, this authentic rendering of Jane Austen’s novel will transport you back in time!
“No ‘persuasion’ needed to see this treat for the eyes and ears … astounding!” (Isle of Wight Press) ★★★★
“Perfect synchronicity between the cast and the impressive chamber orchestra…retaining much original dialogue complemented superbly by Austen’s favourite music and luxurious costumes.” (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
“Flashes of humour, great dancing, a small but perfect orchestra, clever scene changes with very well done projections, and the cast of over 30 all playing their roles to perfection … one of the best evening’s entertainment I’ve had!” (Bury Free Press)
Saturday 3rd August 2019 – 7:30pm – ONE NIGHT ONLY
Tickets: £25.00: Box office 02920 87 88 89 or book online www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk