Press: Jane Eyre, a classic love story

July 2, 2017

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte – adapted for the stage by Alastair Duff – opens at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Friday 30 June 2017. This production follows the original story of the novel very closely and really brings Bronte’s extraordinary pages to life.

 

The story follows the emotions and experiences of its named heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. The novel is well-known for revolutionising the art of fiction in the 19th century. It contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core. Nonetheless, it is a story which many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the exploration of classism, sexuality, religion and feminism.

 

This exciting new version of the story was adapted for the stage by director Alastair Duff. A man who is no stranger to Masque audiences, Duff has directed many plays over the years – including his successful adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” in 2010.

 

The cast is led by Jamie Uranovsky as the titular Jane Eyre. There is a dual cast for the three children in the story, young Jane, Helen Burns and Adele Verans. Kiera-Lee Hayes and Ella Larkin share the responsibility of bringing Jane Eyre’s childhood years to life. Playing the brooding and aloof Mr Rochester is Robert Shanton. The rest of the large cast is full of names both new and familiar to Masque audiences.

 

“Jane Eyre” is presented by Constantiaberg Theatre Players – the same society that brought the hilarious “Design for Living” to the stage earlier this year. Their latest offering, “Jane Eyre”, opens at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Friday 30 June and runs until Saturday 8 July – excluding Sunday to Tuesday.

 

Book through Masque Theatre Bookings on 021 788 1898 (weekdays from 9:00-16:00 and Saturdays from 9:00-12:00) or email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za. Alternatively, you can book online at www.masquetheatre.co.za. Follow us on Facebook to find out more about this exciting production. You can also find out more about the Constantiaberg Theatre Players on their Facebook page.

 

 

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