Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
New chances to see Jane Eyre as a promenade play in Haddon Hall, no less:
Jane Eyre
Adapted by Gillian Shimwell
Gala Evening Performances – June
21st - 24th June at 5pm-6:45pm

The choice location for many film-makers; Haddon Hall has played host to no less than three versions of ‘Jane Eyre’.
In celebration of Haddon Hall’s connection to many adaptations of Jane Eyre, Lord and Lady Edward Manners have commissioned local writer Gillian Shimwell to create and produce an exciting new live promenade play called ‘Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall.’
This quick paced play features costumed actors playing key roles from the novel, directing scenes throughout the hall guiding an audience along as if apart of the performance. A unique experience you would not forget.

Arrive 30 minutes before performance to enjoy a glass of Prosecco under the arch of the restaurant and then enjoy a beautifully prepared, three course meal after the play has ended in Haddon’s Restaurant.
Gillain Shimwell on her adaptation:
The task: to present the entire novel, faithfully, within the space of one and a half hours; to1 place the action entirely within Haddon Hall, whilst capturing the sense of moorland space, the dreary confines of Lowood school, the comforts, and the sinister secrets, of Thornfield, and the pleasant homeliness of a smaller manor in which Jane, now a woman with her own money, yet retaining her disregard for opulence, is finally re-united with redeemed, maimed Rochester. This is in retrospect; when I was asked to take on the commission, I simply accepted an enticing opportunity. I re-read the book, then put it aside, except for reference, and began.


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