Persuasion at The Old Courthouse

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Hotbuckle Theatre Company return to the Old Courthouse, Antrim tonight, October 16, at 7.30pm, with their adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’.

Beautifully romantic, touchingly funny and often unbearably poignant, Austen’s most personal novel is a true classic.

Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were once hopelessly in love.

Persuaded by her family that he is not of her standing, she ends their engagement and he leaves for the sea.

Anne soon realises her mistake and spends the next eight years regretting her decision.

The now wealthy Wentworth returns to seek a wife.  Treating Anne with cold indifference, she can only watch as he courts another.

But will he ever forgive her and will true love ever win out? 

Following on from the rousing success of David Copperfield that brought Antrim audiences to their feet last season, the world of Jane Austen, with all its romantic intrigue and Regency fun, explodes into life through Hotbuckle’s trademark ensemble style. 

Tickets are £8/ £6 concession and are available from the Box Office on 028 9446 3113 or online at