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Sixth Form Trip to Jane Eyre: Sheffield Lyceum

Posted on 24th April 2017

Devised by the original cast at the Bristol Old Vic in 2014 from an idea by Sally Cookson, students and staff were treated to a bold, dynamic and compelling ensemble production of a woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre, convincingly played by Nadia Clifford, faced life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. A simple, but really versatile set facilitated a variety of memorable images, not to mention breath-taking pyrotechnics. But it was Melanie Marshall, as Bertha, Rochester’s first imprisoned wife who literally brought the house down. A figure of great dignity with a remarkable, soulful voice, contributed to some of the play’s most moving scenes.