Anna Karenina - A new musical
Experience this classic tale of doomed romance, betrayal and reconciliation.
Almost two years after its near sell-out run in Oxford University, ‘Anna Karenina’, an original musical based on Lev Tolstoy’s world-famous novel, is making its London debut. Lyrics and music by Maria Shepard, book by Maria Shepard, James Tibbles and Suzy Cripps- this musical brings some of the best of what Oxford student drama has to offer.
Anna, a young aristocrat, is facing a lifetime of unhappiness in a marriage void of affection. She finds solace from her loneliness upon meeting Captain Vronsky, and embarks on a deeply passionate love affair. However, the pleasure of their infatuation is sharply curbed by the reality of her marriage vows, the risk of losing custody of her child, and the sting of society’s condemnation. Musically, the songs explore their struggles, and those of the interconnected characters Levin, Kitty, Dolly and Oblonsky- interspersed by powerful and punchy chorus numbers.
24 November 2018, 7:30 PM
Running Time: 2 hr, 15 min (including interval)
Tickets: £13 (£9 concession)