The Opera Club show for 2013 was  ‘Jane Eyre : The Musical’ (in the week of 20th - 26th October). This was a new show, written in 2000 by Paul Gordon with the book by John Caird (of Les Miserables and Children of Eden fame).

Lynda Barrett-Mercer was Artistic Director for the show and we were delighted once again to welcome Jamie Cordell as Musical Director. 

Cast

Character    
Jane   Fiona Thompson
Rochester   Matthew Stainer
Young Jane   Becky Bond
John Reed   Ewan Murphy
Blanche Ingram   Jenny Clarke
Mrs Reed   Nicky Allen
Mr Brocklehurst   John Rapley
Miss Scatcherd   Sue Shippam
Helen Burns   Benita Murphy
Mrs Fairfax   Debbie Martin
Robert   Colin Bousfield
Adele   Isobel Sherlock
Grace Poole   Myra Gillies
Bertha Mason   Fiona Dunbar
Richard Mason   Mark Nicholson
St John Rivers   Michael Ayres
Colonel Dent   Adrian Martin
Lady Ingram   Gemma Murphy
Lord Ingram   Jamie McFadden
Mary Ingram   Liz Hohbein
Mr Eshton   Joe Murphy
Louisa Eshton   Julia Rogers
Amy Eshton   Ella Sowton
Mrs Dent   Clare McFadden
Vicar   Jonathan Weller



About 'Jane Eyre'

Based on the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre is a haunting retelling of story about an orphan girl who grows up to become the governess of Thornfield Hall.

There she meets and falls in love with the enigmatic Edward Rochester, an earl with a dark secret.