Jane Eyre Returns to Lyttelton Theatre in London’s West End

Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is coming back to Lyttelton Theatre. The production will run from 26th September to 21st October 2017. This new season follows the play’s critically acclaimed booking at the National Theatre and a UK tour.

This production tells the story of one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment. 2017 marks the 170th anniversary of Jane Eyre‘s first publication and continues to inspire women.

Jane Eyre is a co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic. Joining director Sally Cookson’s creative team are Michael Vale for set design, Katie Sykes on costumes, Aideen Malone on lighting, Benji Bower for music, Dominic Bilkey for sound, Dan Canham for movement, and Mike Akers on dramaturgy.

About the Jane Eyre cast

Playing Jane Eyre is Nadia Clifford. After training at Bristol Old Vic, she performed in several theatre productions such as PomonaHobson’s Choice, and Open Court. In 2012, Jane won a British Theatre Guide Award for Best Newcomer.

Tim Delap stars as Rochester. His theatre credits include French Without Tears (Orange Tree Theatre/English Touring Theatre), Richard II (Arcola Theatre), and Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint/UK Tour). Tim was also in films The Purple Plain and The Huntsman, and TV shows such as HumansCasanova, and Poldark.

Production photo of Jane Eyre featuring Hannah Bristow, Evelyn Miller, and Lynda Rooke. Photo courtesy of National Theatre & Brynkoff/Moegenburg.
Production photo of Jane Eyre featuring Hannah Bristow, Evelyn Miller, and Lynda Rooke. Photo courtesy of National Theatre & Brynkoff/Moegenburg.

Hannah Bristow will play multiple roles – namely Helen Burns, Adele Varens, Grace Poole, and Diane Rivers. Before starting her acting career, she studied at the University of Oxford and then at Bristol Old Vic. By and large, Hannah’s previous stage performances include Who Cares (Lung Theatre), Playhouse Creatures (Tobacco Factory Theatres), and The Trojan Women (Bristol Old Vic Theatre).

Meanwhile, Matthew Churcher will perform as a Musician. Before he became a professional actor, he graduated with a degree in Acting: Collaborative & Devised Theatre from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Moreover, Matthew’s previous theatre credits include All or Nothing (UK Tour), This Might Be It (Theatre N16), and War Horse (New London Theatre).

Lastly, completing the cast are Alex Heane, Melanie Marshall, Paul Mundell, David Ridley, Evelyn Miller, Lynda Rooke, Ben Cutler, Jenny Johns, Dami Olukoya, Francesca Tomlinson, and Phoebe Vigor.

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