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Jane Eyre

adapted by Polly Teale

Directed by Simon Shorrock

The Tobacco Factory Theatres:       28 June to 02 July 2022 @ 7:30

This version of Jane Eyre from Polly Teale presents a Jane who is wrestling with the confinements of a Victorian society. She is strong willed girl of only 18 years of age when she leaves for Thornfield to work as a governess in the home of Rochester. Most of the play centres around the developing relationship between Jane and Rochester who is 20+ years her senior. Rochester hides his first wife Bertha in his attic and when Jane discovers of her existence she fleas from Thornfield. She ends up at the house of St John Rivers, a missionary who takes Jane in to his home with the aid of his 2 sisters. When St John decides he wants to marry Jane, Jane is uninterested in a passionless marriage as the wife of a missionary and hurries back to Thornfield to discover a disheveled Rochester, blinded and damaged by a fire started by Bertha. She vows to marry Rochester following Bertha's death in the fire. 


Jane - Elly Warboys 

Rochester - Ben Pavord 

Adele - Maya Hingaroni 

Bertha - Fran Lewis  

St John - Michael Shah

Mrs Fairfax - Wendy Withers 

Footman, Man, Lord Ingram - Jolyon Wolfin 

Clergyman, Brocklehurst, Passer-by - Alex Heath 

Richard Mason, John Reed, Teacher - Joe da Silva 

Helen, Girl, Diana Rivers - Amy Clifton 

Mary Rivers, Bessie, Girl - Jenny Hills 

Grace Poole , Abigail, Girl - Monica Gallagher 

Woman, Mrs. Reed - Jacqs Graham

Blanche - Emily Butler

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