‘Everything is finished. I have nothing but you…remember that’
Anna is beautiful and admired but empty – until a chance meeting throws her into emotional turmoil and a scandalous affair.
Contrasting with this tale of destructive love, is the story of Levin, an idealistic man striving to find meaning in life – and a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself.
Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is one of the greatest novels of all time and in Helen Edmundson’s celebrated adaptation it becomes a deeply moving meditation on the nature of love. This vibrant and highly physical new production brings a fresh take on this timeless story.
‘A dramatisation which is symbolically accurate as well as theatrically compelling’ – The Guardian (four stars)
‘Helen Edmundson’s exemplary adaptation…succeeds beyond expectation’ – The Times
by Helen Edmundson
Adapted from the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Directed by Max Webster
Design by David Crisp
Sound Design Adrienne Quartly