Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new adaptation of Jane Eyre opens tomorrow, January 18, in Bolton:
Jane Eyre
based on a the novel by Charlotte Brontë
A new adaptation by Janys Chambers and Lorna French
Directed by Elizabeth Newman
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Thu 18 January - Sat 10 February 2018

Cast

Jessica Baglow ... Jane Eyre
John Branwell ... Brocklehurst/Rev Wood/Capt. Frederick Lynn/Robert/Carter
Claire Hackett ... Mrs Reed/Mrs Fairfax/Lady Ingram
Michael Peavoy ... Mr Rochester
Marc Small ... Richard Mason/St.John Rivers
Kiruna Stamell ... Bessie/Miss Scratcherd/Grace Poole/Diana Rivers
Anna Tierney ... Abbot/Miss Temple/Blanche Ingram/Mary Rivers
Leah Walker ... Bertha Mason/Louisa Ingram/Miss Rosamund

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Penniless and alone, Jane emerges from a bleak childhood to make her way in life as a governess. At Thornfield Hall she falls in love with her mysterious employer Mr Rochester, however he is hiding a terrible secret that could ruin everything.

Jane’s indomitable spirit, sharp wit and great courage drives her to fight for her independence and to follow her heart whatever the obstacles. This new stage adaption is a passionate and dramatic retelling of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece.

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