Anne Elliot is in love but can she be persuaded to give it up? 

 
Dorset's own Dorset Corset Theatre Company bring theatrical spice to Jane Austen's classic novel Persuasion. Using actor-musicians and their own unique performance style, this is period drama with a modern twist. Forget the dusty Austen adaptations of yesteryear, and come and share the thrill of live theatre in this brand new adaptation. 

 

 

Reviews 

"A BRAND new home-grown professional theatre group is to be welcomed with open arms and with their launch adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, the Dorset Corset Theatre Company have got off to a rousing start." Marrion Cox- The Dorset Echo

 

"With ‘Persuasion’, her first adaptation for the stage, Helen Davis has successfully interwoven dance, mime and the traditional sense of theatre while keeping the action within it’s authentic time and setting... There may be some schools of thought which would suggest that such literary classics should remain in their original form. This production would suggest otherwise." Neill Cadmore   

 

 Audience Feedback

"I went to see “Persuasion” at the Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, on Saturday. It was a thoroughly enjoyable production and very well adapted to the stage. The actors and musical interludes were excellent and there were a number of humorous moments. The masks and mime worked very well too. It’s a production that you could go and see time and time again and not tire of. It was very well received by everyone attending on the night. Congratulations to all those involved. I loved it."  Audience Member at The Arc Trowbridge - Liz Slusarczyk

"Just want to say thank you for Saturday night. We [my husband, brother, sister in law, niece and a friend, all enjoyed your refreshing production of Persuasion. Quite a feat considering our vast age range of 9-64 and we all look forward to seeing more from you." Audience Member at Lyme Regis - Marilyn Warr

 

"Persuasion was fabulous. We all thought it was fantastic. The scenery and the use of the umbrellas and masks was really clever. Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen play and they really did it justice." Audience Member - Sandra Twyford 

 

"I enjoyed every second of it... The language was exhilarating, and delivered so confidently, and I loved the movement" Auience Member Shaftesbury Arts Centre - Mark Blackham

 

Company

Anne Elliot……………………………………...Clare Wallis

Captain Frederick Wentworth …………........Dugald Gunn

Sir Walter/Charles/Admiral Croft/

Benwick/Mrs Smith …………………………...Ed Burnside

Lady Russell/Mrs Croft……………………......Helen Davis

Mary Musgrove ……………………………......Alison Thea-Skot

Louisa Musgrove/Mrs Clay/Rooke ……….... Laura Giddings

Mr Elliot/Captain Harville/Mr Shepherd .....David Lockwood

           

            Creative Team

Co-Directors ………………. ………………. ...Ed Burnside and Helen Watts

Writer/Musical Direction ………………….....Helen Davis and Brian Watts

Choreography and Movement direction…..Ben Redfern

Lighting Designer/Technical Manager …...Vanessa Marsh

Producer …………………………………….....Fiona Davis

Costume Realization ………………………...Pam Goodall and Jan Klaus at “Glad Rags”

Set Design/Painting ………………………... Brian Watts

Set Construction …………………………….. Bill Davis

© 2014 Dorset Corset Theatre Company
 

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