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The Anastasia File

Royce Ryton

directed by
Marie-Louise Doherty

Performed in The Village Hall
Thurs Oct 23rd to Sat Oct 25th 2003 at 7:30pm


Was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, massacred with the rest of the Imperial Family in 1918 or did she survive to die as Mrs Manahan in the 1984? This brilliantly executed drama presents the case for and against the proposition. Why did some of her relatives accept and some reject her? What happened to the Romanov millions waiting in the Bank of England? Why, despite modern scientific analysis techniques, does the mystery still remain?

The play is based on the life of Fraulein Unbekannt/Mrs Tchiakowsky/Anna Anderson/Mrs Manahan. With the help of flashbacks and other out-of-time sequences her astonishing story is pieced together in a quick-moving episodic presentation that takes place in post-war Berlin and jazz-age America.

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