Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
An amateur production of Jane Eyre opens today, April 20, in Dunham Massey:
The Dunham Thespians present
Jane Eyre
Wed 20th – Sat 23rd Apr 2016, 7.45pm curtain
at Dunham Massey Village Hall

An original adaption of the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë. Follow the story of the orphan Jane Eyre as she survives a turbulent childhood to blossom into a headstrong young woman, before arriving as the governess at Thornfield Hall, home the roguish Mr Rochester. A blossoming friendship ensues, but any thoughts of romance are hindered by social convention, a conceited suitor, and ultimately a dark and dangerous secret.

This original adaption is written and produced by Laura Kinsella, and is running for 4 nights.
Messenger has some more information:
Laura Kinsella has adapted Jane Eyre from the book to a stage play for Dunham Thespians.
“It was slightly daunting to convert a 400 page book into a play,” she said.
“I stuck to the book as much as possible.   I included the most important parts but left out most of Jane’s early life.
“This is the first writing I have done and it was my idea.”
Laura loves the story because, for the times. “Jane was such a strong character”.
The thespians are still thinking how to create the fire at the end although the earlier one caused by mad woman Bertha will be indicated by dry ice.
Louise Burgens will play Jane Eyre and Martin Clare will be Mr Rochester.  The revolving stage, created by Trevor Wells and Lindsay Park, was Martin’s idea.
Laura is also directing the play as well as making four of the costumes including Jane’s flouncy  dress.  (Julia Taylor)


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