The Park Theatre & UK Tour
August 19, 2015
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September 19, 2015

“A girl who is a lady should never marry a man who is not a gentleman. Without this gulf everything would become mingled and soon there would be no difference between gentleman and ladies and the ordinary people. And what sort of a world would that be?”

The Nineteenth Century world is changing and scandal is abroad, a very British scandal involving a disputed title, fraud, bigamy, a legal case, madness and attempted murder. In an extraordinary set of circumstances Lady Anna, a woman of aristocratic birth, finds herself in love with a radical tailor’s son. The weight of the Victorian establishment closes its ranks against the match, which threatens the very foundations of its existence. Now Anna must choose between her family, her class and everything she has ever known or settle for love, destitution and disgrace.

It’s 1871. Anthony Trollope writes two thousand words of his latest novel Lady Anna daily before breakfast on board the SS Great Britain bound for Australia. His fellow passengers are profoundly shocked by its content. Yet political tides are changing and the repercussions of this will change the way people think and live. Forever.

Lady Anna: All At Sea is a new play which considers how power and prejudice act as a crucible of corruption; about how an intolerant society too easily becomes a very dangerous a thing.

Author
Craig Baxter
Creatives

Directed by Colin Blumenau

Designed by Libby Watson

Choreography by Claire Cassidy

Lighting by Matt Leventhall (Park Theatre) and Prema Mehta (Tour)

Produced by Emily Slack for The Production Exchange

Cast

THE PARK THEATRE

Tim Frances

Caroline Langrishe

Antonia Kinlay

Julie Teal

Edward Halsted

Adam Scott Rowley

Will Rastall

NATIONAL TOUR

Jonathan Keeble

Maggie O'Brien

Rhiannon Handy

Julie Teal

Edward Halsted

Adam Scott Rowley

Simon Robinson

Emily Francis

Paul Chesterton