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Opera, Wed 26 - Thu 27 Jul 2017

ane Austen's Persuasion

ane Austen's Persuasion


Kerri Burkhardt, Artistic Director

01297 442394


Church Street,
Lyme Regis,


Back by Popular Demand, Chamber Opera Tours Returns to Lyme Regis to Support the Renovation of the Marine Theatre with its Original Musical Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Chamber Opera Tours, a professional not-for-profit opera company, is excited to be returning to Lyme Regis after its 2016 sell out shows to again perform its original musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved final novel Persuasion, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her death and its publication. 100% of the tickets proceeds will be donated back to the Marine Theatre for its building renovations.

PERSUASION: A MUSICAL DRAMA, which has toured multiple UK and US cities over the last five years, is one of Jane Austen's most admired novels – the story of a woman who has lost at love and gets a second chance. The production will be touring with 40 artists - singers, dancers, and orchestra members - and will be presenting two performances at the Marine Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, 26th and 27th July at 19.30.
With adaptation by Barbara Landis, this fully staged production features a chamber orchestra with Celtic and period instruments, authentic costuming and sets, beautiful projected scenery, and world-champion Irish dancers.

This widely acclaimed stage production features Stage Direction by Coventry native Nick Sandys and Kyle Dougan (University of London), Musical Direction by Linda Madonia, Choreography by Sara Stewart Schumann and Projected Scenery Design by John Boesche.

Written at the height of her literary career, PERSUASION is one of the most compelling love stories ever penned. 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 nearly a decade, he returns from sea with both rank and fortune. Anne is nearly an old maid and her once rich family faces bankruptcy. Can Anne win him back? Can he forgive her? Can their lost love be rekindled?

Don't miss this authentic rendering of Jane Austen's novel that will transport you back in time! One performance only on Wednesday and Thursday 26/27 July at 7:30 PM at the Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis. Tickets can be purchased through, at the Marine Theatre, or at the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre (01297 442 138).

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 - Thu 27 Jul 2017 19:30


Full Price: £12.00 Concs: £10 (LYT/TF)



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Map reference: ND 343213  Lat: 50.72512 Long: -2.93145

By Bus

Regular bus services run from Axminster (for rail connections), Exeter and Weymouth. For up-to-date timetable information visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

By Rail?

London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids, services call at Axminster (for Lyme Regis). Then take a bus connection to Lyme Regis.

By Road?

From the north and the west: Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow the signs for Honiton. From Honiton, take the A35 towards Dorchester and follow the signs to Lyme Regis.

From the east: From the M3 take the M27 to Ringwood and then the A31 on to Dorchester. From Dorchester take the A35 towards Honiton and follow the signs to Lyme Regis.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Axminster station


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