Plays Directory : Jane Eyre

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Charlotte Bronte
  • Overview
    Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan left in the care of her cruel Aunt Reed is bullied by her cousin John Reed. After Jane complains of her treatment in the Reed household she is unsympathetically sent off to Lowood boarding school, a charitable institution. After some miserable years spent at Lowood she becomes a teacher.
    Also during her time at Lowood she becomes friends with Helen Burns a girl from the North-East who sadly dies from consumption.

    On leaving Lowood Jane is sent to Thornfield Hall to become governess to Mr Rochester's daughter, a little French girl called Adele. Despite Jane plainness, the strong and handsome Rochester starts to fall in love with Jane's gentle wit and strong character, and his feelings are reciprocated by Jane. Things come to a head when Rochester holds a party for the Ingram family and the beautiful but selfish Blanche Ingram comes to stay. When Blanche leaves, Rochester asks Jane to marry him which she accepts and could not be happier.
    Sadly their marriage is stopped at the last minute when it is revealed that Rochester already has a wife - a lunatic who has been living in the attic all the time that Jane was at Thornfield. After this revelation Jane flees and after nearly dying on the moors is taken in and cared for by St.John Rivers and his two sisters Mary and Diana.
    Jane agrees to marry St.John and accompany him to India on missionary work. Just before their marriage she receives a telepathic appeal from Rochester and feels compelled to return.
    On returning to Thornfield she finds it has been burnt down by Rochester lunatic wife, and in his attempts to save his wife from the flames Rochester has been blinded. Jane finds Rochester utterly miserable and dejected. As she is still in love with him she agrees to become his wife and restores his happiness.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: Jane Eyre

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2 known characters

11 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
Technical Stage Manager
2020, Company Stage Manager
Tour
Vikki Hazel-West
Vikki Hazel-West
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Freelance DSM
Stephanie Neill
2019, Jane Eyre
Joe Donnison
Joe Donnison
Actor
2019, Actor/Rochester
Tour
James Denby
James Denby
Actor
2019, solicitor
Hayley Rasdall
Hayley Rasdall
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
PATS Studio
Rachel Elizabeth Cleary
Rachel Elizabeth Cleary
Lighting Designer
2019, Lighting Designer
PATS Studio Theatre
Adam Beck
Adam Beck
Actor
2019, Brocklehurst/Lord Ingram/Mason/St. John
Germany Tour
Amber Lilly
Amber Lilly
Actor
2019, Jane Eyre
Bath Spa University Theatre
Sarah Jane Rose
2019, Bessie/Blanche Ingram/Mary Rivers/Grace Poole
Attic Theatre
Libby Ward
Libby Ward
Theatre Professional
2019, Video Designer
PATS Theatre
Costa Chard
Costa Chard
Actor
2019, Rochester
Bath
Katie Balmforth
Katie Balmforth
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Deputy Stage Manager
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Katie Stanton
2018, Mrs Reed/Mrs Dent/Ensemble
Norwich Playhouse Theatre
Ethan McHale
Ethan McHale
Actor
2018, St John Rivers / Ensemble
The Attic Theatre
Lucy Devereaux
2018, Mrs Reed
The Bernie Grant Arts Theatre
Gareth Cary
Gareth Cary
Actor
2018, Mr Mason/ Mr Brocklehurst
Shanghai/ Beijing
Ffion Loynes
Ffion Loynes
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, DSM
The Watermill & TIE Tour
Dru Stephenson
2018, Jane Eyre
The Attic Theatre
Matthew Christmas
2018, Mr Rochester
China tour