‘I can see in you the glance of a curious sort of bird through the close-set bars of a cage. Were it put free, it would soar, cloud-high…’
After enduring a childhood of cruelty and loneliness, orphan Jane Eyre takes a position as the governess at Thornfield Hall. But when love blossoms between Jane and her enigmatic employer Mr Rochester, a secret is discovered that forces her to choose between happiness and integrity, desire and conviction.
Dark, passionate and political, Jane Eyre is a searing portrayal of a woman’s search for equality and freedom. Brontë’s classic novel is brought to life by three actors in a fast-paced, stripped back new adaptation.
There will be a free post-show Q&A following performances on Tuesday to Friday.
Approximately 70 minutes. Please note, there is no interval.
Jane Eyre will be touring to schools from 5 to 23 November. For more information about booking the tour call 01635 570927.
The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of The Watermill Schools Touring Programme
Directed by Chloe France
graduated from LAMDA in 2017 and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Bursary
Theatre includes Fragment (Battersea Arts Centre & The North Wall), Cheer Up Slug (The North Wall), and CAUSE (Vault Festival).
TV: Murder Maps (Series 4)
Wreh-asha is a singer, songwriter and actress trained at Identity School of Acting and Vocaltech Music School. Theatre Credits include The Lion King (West End), Mary Poppins (International Tour), Avenue Q (UK Tour), The Leftovers (The Lowry, UK Tour), Bootycall (The Contact Theatre, UK Tour). Radio credits include; Reans Girls (BBC Radio). Film & Documentaries include; The Devil Makes Work (Guy Soulsby), God Save the Queen (Nick Donnelly).
Wreh-asha has performed her music at noted festivals and venues including Glastonbury and The Jazz Cafe. To date Wreh-asha’s recordings have featured in films and series including; Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (Bravo), How Did We Get Here (Cardy Films), Queen Sugar (Oprah’s ‘OWN’) and Shoot First (Netflix).
Alex was recently nominated for The Stage Debut Award 2018 for his performance of Frederick Treves in The Elephant Man.
Training theatre credits include: Frederick Treves in The Elephant Man (Bristol Old Vic); Angelo in Measure for Measure (Sam Wanamaker Festival, Shakespeare’s Globe); Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz; Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew; Oliver in Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons.
Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team of the Watermill Theatre's production of Jane Eyre, running at the Watermill Theatre until 2 November, then touring. Danielle Pearson's dark, passionate and political adaptation of the classic novel for three actors explores gender, class and race in Bronte's society and our own. Hear from members of the company about re-imagining the dynamics of this well-loved love story.
Presented by Danielle Pearson
Produced and Edited by Imogen Greenberg
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