Casting has been announced for the world premiere of LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA, a new play by Craig Baxter, inspired by the work of Anthony Trollope, directed by Colin Blumenau and designed by Libby Watson, at Park Theatre from Wednesday 19th August to Saturday 19th September, with a press night on Thursday 20 August.
Anthony Trollope finds himself in uncharted waters as he pens the very Victorian scandal Lady Anna…
It’s 1871, and celebrated novelist Anthony Trollope is Australia-bound aboard the steamship Great Britain. Accompanied by his wife Rose and her maid Isabella, Trollope passes the time by writing his latest tale, Lady Anna. The story, full of intrigue, rebellion and social politics, proves divisive among his fellow passengers – and it’s not long before fact and fiction overlap in a dramatic and witty fashion. Is Trollope himself a surprising radical pitted against the status quo – or are his characters to blame for the controversy?
This abundantly British business involves a disputed title, fraud, bigamy, a legal case, madness and even attempted murder. An extraordinary set of circumstances finds both Lady Anna and Trollope facing some very difficult questions indeed – but will they follow their hearts and risk being disgraced?
Caroline Langrishe will play ‘Countess Lovel / Rose Trollope’, Antonia Kinlay will play ‘Lady Anna / Isabella’, Andy Rush will play ‘Daniel Twaite / Bore / Anna’s Maid’, Adam Scott-Rowley will play ‘Frederic / Pedant’, Julie Teal will play ‘Aunt Jane / Lady Fitzwarren’, Edward Halsted will play ‘Mr Flick / Rector’ and Tim Frances will play ‘Anthony Trollope / Sir William Patterson’.
Lady Anna: All at Sea was commissioned by the Trollope Society as part of the Trollope Bicentennial Celebrations.
Preview: Wednesday 19 August
Press night: Thursday 20 August
Performances 19 August – 19 September
Running Time: TBC
Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk 020 7870 6876
Monday 13th July 2015