The Marrying of Ann Leete
BY HARLEY GRANVILLE BARKER
1 September 2004 — 2 October 2004
Actor, director and writer Granville Barker is one of the giants of 20th century British theatre and wrote this, his first play, in 1899 aged 22. Last produced by the RSC in 1975 this is a rare chance to see this intriguing and significant play.
Carnaby Leete, a devious politician with a career in trouble, having married off one daughter to further his political ambitions, is now set to do the same with daughter number two. But Ann, standing on the threshold of the new century, looks at her sister, on the verge of divorce, and at her brother, who is regarded as having married beneath him, and decides to challenge the world she sees around her.