Anastasia by Marcelle Maurette at Pushkin House 26 March
Anastasia, by Marcelle Maurette, adaptation by Kate Sellers & Andrei Vironov, returns to Pushkin House, in Bloomsbury, central London, from 26 March to 21 April 2012.
It is presented by Walking Thoughts Theatre Company and directed by Kate Sellers, with lighting by Rob Mills.
Ten years after the murder of the Tsar and his family at Yekaterinburg, rumors are flying amongst the Russian exiles that one of the Tsar’s children survived the firing squad. Taking advantage of this collective hope, three businessmen plot to gain access to the murdered Tsar’s millions by passing off a disturbed girl as the survivor. The girl is a fast learner and makes a convincing Anastasia Nikolaevna; they just have to fool the Tsar’s mother, The Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna, and the money will be theirs. But who is she and where is she from?