"I came to Anna Karenina and adored your interpretation
and would love to come to more productions."

Val Mullooly, Essex

 

Anna Karenina

Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy

Adapted for the stage by Connie Stephens

Directed by James Baker

"We were so impressed with your latest production of Anna K." Fay and Adrian Richardson, Berks

 

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Anna Karenina does not love her husband. Anna Karenina's husband is old, cold and dull. Anna Karenina's admirer is young, tenacious and hot. There are two possible outcomes:-

ONE: Anna Karenina will resist, stay at home and remain faithful to hearth and husband, resigning the temptations of youth and yielding to inevitable sainthood.

TWO: Anna Karenina will give in.

FACT: Anna Karenina is not a saint.

Considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written and with good reason! Along with Tolstoy's phenomenal War & Peace, Anna Karenina describes life, in all its rich panorama of delight and sorrow and paradox. It's a deeply honest, deeply compassionate novel, and it's not just about Anna and her passionate affair with the dashing Vronsky. It's just as much about Levin and Kitty with their contrasting love, rooted as it is in friendship, acceptance and spiritual awakening.

Our original adaptation played in London and Essex in Spring 2012 .

Lighting Design: Ben Cowen

 

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shade."

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"What a grand night! Fab leading lady! Well done to all."

Terry Ashe, Lincolnshire

 

"I think we may have all ranked Anna K as the best of the many wonderful shows we have seen you in."

The Englund Family, Essex

 

"I loved the play. A gorgeous and very, very convincing Anna. Congratulations!" Alsu Sworder, London

 

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