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Anna Karenina


  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Author Notes

    A new stage adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel.
  • Synopsis

    Russia is changing. Rules have been broken. Chaos is looming. Families are falling apart. Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is an examination of a vast country in the midst of extraordinary change. Through the impact of one woman's decision, it looks at the troubling cost of love on the human soul.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The roles of Tanya, Masha, Vanya Seryozha and Grisha were played by 8 actors in alternating performances.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Nikolai Anthony Brophy
Pianist Andrew Synnott
Countess Vronskaya Barbara Brennan
Princess Sherbatsky Derbhle Crotty
Anna Karenina Lisa Dwan
Countess Lydia Ivanovna Cathy White
Karenin Declan Conlon
Prince Sherbatsky Nick Dunning
Dolly Ruth McGill
Levin Paul Mallon
Betsy Margaret McAuliffe
Masha Amelie Metcalfe
Pianist Cathal Synnott
Vanya Jake O'Loughlin
Seryozha Jake O'Loughlin
Kitty Julie Maguire
Ensemble Barry McKiernan
Tanya Hannah Beatty
Tanya Brooke Butler
Stiva Killian Burke
Ensemble Alexandra Conlon
Vronsky Rory Fleck Byrne
Masha Rachel Lynch
Grisha James McCann
Grisha Ronan Millar
Vanya Cormac Melia
Seryozha Cormac Melia
Production Team  
Director Wayne Jordan
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Sound Designer Philip Stewart
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Movement Director Liz Roche
Composer David Coonan
Assistant Director Zoe Ní Riordáin
Production Manager Andy Keogh
Stage Manager Diarmuid O'Quigley
Deputy Stage Manager Jean Hally
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Burke
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set & Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Graphic Design Zero G
Chaperone Diane Crotty
Chaperone Emma Ryan
Production Photography Ros Kavanagh
Poster Photography Sarah Doyle
Literary Manager Jessica Traynor
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan
Casting Director Kelly Phelan
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Audio Description Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Audio Description Máirín Harte

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.