JANE EYRE to play at the Rosemary Branch Theatre 12-30 March 2014

The Rosemary Branch Theatre
By Charlotte Brontë
Directed and Adapted by Bryony J. Thompson

Original Music by James Young
Lighting by Ned Lay

This gripping adaptation of a favourite classic, part ghost story, part Gothic romance, and part religious tract is back by popular demand following last year's sell out run. Charlotte Brontë's original text is combined with the actual narrative to literally bring the book to life. Set in 1840s northern England, the early stirrings of feminism shine through the strict adherence to social hierarchy, giving this venerated novel its iconic status. 

Orphaned into an unloving household, subjected to poor treatment at a charity school, Jane Eyre emerges to seek her fortune unbroken in spirit and integrity. She becomes a governess to the ward of the enigmatic Mr. Rochester, eventually falling in love with him and he with her. This story surpasses mere melodrama and illustrates a passionate and tenacious woman's search for a wide, rich life. 

The Rosemary Branch Theatre has a long tradition of presenting English classics re-worked and adapted for their unique space. Cecilia Darker and Cleo Sylvestre have been joint Artistic Directors since 1996 and have consistently supported emerging theatrical talent in London. Bryony J. Thompson is an Artistic Associate at the Rosemary Branch and has previously directed Romeo & Juliet in addition to last year's production of Jane Eyre.

With Lily Beck, Philip Honeywell, Helen Keeley, Hannah Maddison, Rob Pomfret, and Joss Wyre.

Listings info

12-30 March 2014 (no show 15 March)
Press Night 13 March, 7.30pm
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 6pm

Tickets: £13/ £11 (concessions) All tickets £10 Tuesdays
Tickets available over the phone on 0207 704 6665 or online

Following the run at the Rosemary Branch, Jane Eyre will go on a short tour to the following venues:
5-6 April Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

16-19 April Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, London