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Jane Eyre

A new Dramatisation of the Charlotte Brontë novel.


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charlotte Brontë 

  • Setting

    Thornfield Hall, an English country house.

  • Synopsis

    Boldly searching for love and independence on her own terms, Jane survives a wretched childhood, unbroken in spirit and integrity, to eventually fall in love with the troubled but romantic Mr. Rochester. Dark secrets, a presence in the attic and scandalous revelations, however, might herald the end of all her longed for love and happiness.

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Original Cast  
Edward Rochester Micheál Mac Liammóir
Peggy Noelle Middleton
Grace Poole Ann Clery
Leah Sally Travers
Footman Liam Gannon
The Rev. Mr. Wood James Neylin
The Rev. St. John Rivers Liam Gaffney
Blanche Ingram Ginette Waddell
Jane Eyre Betty Chancellor
Mrs. Fairfax Meriel Moore
Louisa Eshton Pauline Clarke
Lady Ingram Jean St. Claire
Sir James Melville James Lawler
Adêle Varens Mina Lee
Dr. Carter Michael Clarke (1)
John Maurice Bradley
Amy Eshton Barbara Blake
Mrs. Eshton Rosalind Halligan
Lord Ingram Michael Lewis
Colonel Dent Joseph O'Dea
Mr. Briggs Joseph O'Dea
Lady Lynn Vivien Fleming-Moran
Mr. Eshton John Sheridan (1)
Richard Mason Norman Barrs
Diana Rivers Barbara Ogilvie
Footman Seamus McDonald
Mrs. Dent Patricia Kennedy (1)
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Molly McEwen
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Set Painter Maire Purcell
Costume Construction Dodie Higgins
Hats by Dodie Higgins


  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

  • Website


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.