Coming to Richmond Theatre Mon 12 – Sat 17 June
Sally Cookson’s energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece – Jane Eyre is takes Richmond Theatre’s historic stage on Mon 12 June – Sat 17 June. A press night will be hosted on Monday 12 June at 7.15pm
The highly acclaimed co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic is currently in Southampton and continues its journey around the country to Edinburgh, York, Woking, Glasgow, Richmond, Canterbury, Cardiff, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Brighton, Leeds, Belfast, Aberdeen, Birmingham and Hull, where it will be part of the City of Culture programme from 18-23 September 2017.
Nadia Clifford plays Jane Eyre with Tim Delap is Rochester. Manchester born and bred Nadia previously appeared at the National Theatre in Alistair McDowell’s sell-out production of Pomona and Tim Delap will make his NT debut as Rochester. They are joined by Hannah Bristow (Helen Burns/Adele/St John/Grace Poole/Abbot), Matthew Churcher (Musician), Alex Heane (Musician), Melanie Marshall (Bertha Mason), Belfast born and bred Paul Mundell (Mr Brocklehurst/Pilot/Mason), Cardiff born David Ridley (musician), Evelyn Miller (Bessie/Blanche Ingram/Diana) and Lynda Rook (Mrs Reed/Mrs Fairfax). The cast is completed by Ben Cutler, Jenny Johns, Dami Olukoya, Francesca Tomlinson and Phoebe Vigor.
Director Sally Cookson, said about her production of Jane Eyre: ‘Adapting a novel for the stage is a challenging prospect – especially when that novel is cited as many people’s favourite of all time. It is always daunting when you’re working on a story which everyone knows so well, because you want to surprise and maybe challenge people’s expectations, without losing any of the things which make them like the story in the first place.’