The Anastasia File
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July 1918. Tsar Nicholas II and his young family are brutally executed by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg. Two years later in Berlin, a young woman is pulled from a canal following a failed suicide attempt and brought to a mental hospital. She remains there for many years and as doctors and the police puzzle over her identity, she slowly begins to reveal details about her past that lead those who attend her to believe that she may, in fact, be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the heir to the Romanov fortune.
Jenny Seagrove leads a star cast in Royce Ryton’s gripping psychological thriller, inspired by extraordinary true events. One of our most-loved actresses, Jenny Seagrove best-known for her TV roles as Jo Mills in Judge John Deed opposite Martin Shaw and Emma Harte in A Woman Of Substance; her recent West End theatre credits include The Exorcist, How The Other Half Loves and The Country Girl and on film, Another Mother’s Son, Zoe, and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. She is joined by Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street’s villainous Frank Foster, The Bill, Twelve Angry Men and Cilla), Richard Winsor (Casualty, Saturday Night Fever, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and Edward Scissorhands) and Rosie Thomson (The Bill).
Memory, fact and fiction intertwine in this thrilling and moving play produced by Theatre Royal Windsor that will keep you guessing until the curtain falls.
– Muddy Stilletoes
“A heartbreaking story”
– UK Theatre Network
“Driven by the impressively vivid central performance”