by Charlotte Bronte
The play is set somewhere in the north of England, in the early nineteenth century. It tells of Jane’s childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is abused by her aunt and cousins then banished to Lowood School, where she finds friends and role models. As an adult she finds employment as governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Rochester, a man haunted by his difficult past. She has to escape and finds her way to Moor House, where she runs the village school and is proposed to by her clergyman cousin, St. John Rivers. But finally she is reunited with, and gets married to, her beloved Rochester.
Introductory workshop: 2:30-4:30pm Sunday 22nd September 2019 in Memorial Hall, Mayfield
Auditions: 10am-4pm Sunday 6th and 7:30-9:30pm Monday 7th October 2019 in Memorial Hall, Mayfield
Rehearsals: 7:30-10pm Monday evenings and 8-10pm Wednesday evenings plus Sundays in February 2020 in Memorial Hall, Mayfield. Monday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 18 December; then from Monday 6 January to Wednesday 12 February 2020. Technical and Dress rehearsals from Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th February 2020
Performances: Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd February 2020 (matinee and evening on Saturday)
Venue: Mayfield School Concert Hall