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Jane Eyre


  • Playwright

    Alan Stanford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charlotte Brontë 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel.

  • Setting

    Set in Gateshead, Lowood school, Thornfield Hall and the village of Whitcross in 1840.

  • Synopsis

    Boldly searching for love and independence on her own terms, Jane survives a wretched childhood, unbroken in spirit and integrity, to eventually fall in love with the troubled but romantic Mr. Rochester. Dark secrets, a presence in the attic and scandalous revelations, however, might herald the end of all her longed for love and happiness.

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production 12 parts were played by acting students..


Original Cast  
Brocklehurst Sean Kearns
Briggs Sean Kearns
St. John Rivers Robert Price
Mason Robert Price
Jane Eyre Dawn Bradfield
Rochester Stephen Brennan (1)
Old Jane Susan Fitzgerald
Surgeon Alan Barry
Lord Ingram Alan Barry
Reverend Wood Alan Barry
Mrs. Reed Eleanor Methven
Miss Scatcherd Eleanor Methven
Grace Poole Eleanor Methven
Lady Ingram Eleanor Methven
Miss Temple Niamh Daly
Mary Rivers Niamh Daly
Blanche Ingram Natalie Radmall-Quirke
Diana Rivers Natalie Radmall-Quirke
Bertha Rochester Mary Healy
Production Team  
Director Alan Stanford
Set Designer Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
Music by Desmond Earley
Production Manager James McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Val Keogh
Stage Director Anne Layde
Assistant Stage Manager Marjolijn Venema
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Technician Brian Rudden
Technician David Carpenter
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Dresser Niamh Stembridge
Costume Construction Monica Ennis
Costume Construction Lyndie Macintyre
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Wardrobe Assistant Valerie Dempsey
Costume Construction Susan Dempsey
Costume Construction Enda Kenny
Tailor Denis Darcy
Tailor Ronnie Johnston
Production Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Hair and Wigs Anne Dunne


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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.