Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must decide her claim.
Suppose you knew there were ten million pounds being held for the children of the Russian czar? And suppose you found a girl who told a hospital nurse she was the surviving princess - so you see a chance of cashing in on that fortune? This temptation lures a Berlin taxi driver and formerly wealthy Russian prince. The girl, lost in amnesia, falls in their hands and the conspiracy prospers. Success is in sight but there is one last test. The imperial grandmother is alive and her acceptance is essential. In a scene of breathless suspense, the two women meet and ...
"Superb." - New York Times. "Theatre with a capital T" - NY Daily News
The Anastasia story has been told as a novel, film, animation, ballet, and ice show, as well as a play.