Newtown Amateur Dramatic Society

Newtown Amateur Dramatic Society

at Powys Theatre, Canal Road, Newtown. SY16 2JN.

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Next Play - Anastasia, 1st-6th Feb

January 11th, 2016

Our next play is Anastasia, performances will be on the 1st - 6th February. It will leave you wondering whether she is princess or pretender.

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia 1901 – 1918 was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna.

Anastasia was executed with her family in an extrajudicial killing by members of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police, on July 17, 1918.

Persistent rumors of her possible escape circulated after her death, fueled by the fact that the location of her burial was unknown during the decades of Communist rule. The mass grave near Yekaterinburg which held the remains of the Tsar, his wife, and three of their daughters was revealed in 1991, but no Anastasia

Several women have claimed to have been Anastasia; including Anna Anderson.

Does anyone really know the truth?