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Jane Eyre

Author: Polly Teale

Summary: This is Jane Eyre for the new millennium. Polly Teale's groundbreaking adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel is a passionate, physical and psychological drama. In a brilliant stroke of dramatic licence, Teale has taken the role of Bertha, the mad-woman, and made her a tempestuous extension of Jane's imagination.

The play not only explores the trauma of relationships in Victorian times, but is also a rollickingly good romantic saga with plenty of intrigue and reversals of fortune.

Originally produced by the Shared Experience Company, it has completed two successful West End runs and also been performed extensively around the world.

'Keeps making me cry in the street... startling intelligence, passion and humour' Daily Telegraph.

'Brilliant, big, stormy play' Sunday Times.

Dates and times: Wednesday 16 July 2008 to Saturday 19 July at 8 pm, Sunday 20 July at 4 pm, Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 July at 6.30 pm, Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 July at 8 pm

Tickets: $22 waged, $20 unwaged, $18 each for groups of 10 or more, $15 Stagecraft members. Special two-for-one ticket deal on Thursday 17 July


  • Mr Rochester - Chris O'Grady
  • Mrs Fairfax/Mrs Reed/Schoolboy - Tanisha Fearon
  • John Reed/Brocklehurst/Lord Ingram/Schoolboy - Alan Carabott
  • Jane Eyre - Hannah Banks
  • Helen/Grace/Diana - Tabitha Arthur
  • Bertha - Rebecca Parker
  • Teacher/Pilot/Mason/St John - Stephen Walter
  • Abigail/Adele/Mary - Melanie Heaphy
  • Bessie/Blanche - Shannon Tubman

Crew: Paul Kay (director), Joy Hellyer (assistant director), Iona Anderson (production manager), Barry Meyers (stage manager), Devon Heaphy, Charlotte Stevens (assistant stage manager), Sue Saville (prompt), Corinna Bennett, Ingrid Sage, Kiersten Leslie (props), Lee Bennett (lighting designer), Matthew Leather (lighting operator), Alan Burden (sound designer), Tanya Piejus (sound operator), Sam Perry, Stephen Fearnley, Darrell Haddon (set construction), Sue Miller (wardrobe coordinator), Meredith Dooley, Sue Taylor, Betty Adams, Margaret Hill (wardrobe assistant), Belinda Ellis (poster and flyer designer), Tabitha Arthur, Tanya Piejus (photographer)

Last updated 16 November 2013

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre