"Anne of Green Gables" at Lilian Baylis Theatre from 25 Nov 2004

"Anne of Green Gables" at Lilian Baylis Theatre from 25 Nov 2004

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, stage adaptation by Emma Reeves, opens at the Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadler's Wells 30 Nov 2004, following previews from 25 Nov, and booking to 8 Jan 2005.

It is directed by Andrew Loudon and produced by Novel Theatre , the same team behind Little Women currently playing at the Duchess Theatre.

With design by Rachel Payne and lighting Matthew Eagland the play features David Baron (Matthew Cuthbert), Jenny Lee (Marilla Cuthbert), Ruth Gibson (Anne Shirley), Beccy Armory (Josie Pye), Matt Canavan (Gilbert Blythe), Joanna Croll (Ruby Gillis), Tina Gray (Rachel Lynde), Lisa Hewitt (Diana Barry), Anjali Jay (Katie Maurice)

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert live and work on their smallholding in a pretty country village but are beginning to feel their age. They decide to employ a boy to help them with the duties on their farm and approach the orphan asylum for suggestions. Due to a misunderstanding, a girl - Anne Shirley - arrives instead. To leave the orphanage and stay at Green Gables would be a dream come true for the red-haired and fanciful Anne. Eventually, Matthew and Marilla decide she can stay with them but are unprepared for the amazing scrapes that she keeps getting into. She dyes her hair green, accidentally gets her best friend drunk and smashes her slate over the head of the handsomest boy in school…

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