Actions and Detail Panel
Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall
Tue, 4 Apr 2017, 14:30 – Thu, 6 Apr 2017, 17:00 BST
In celebration of Haddon Hall’s connection with Jane Eyre over the years, Derbyshire writer and actress Gillian Shimwell has been commissioned by the Manners family to write an exciting new promenade play, Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall. It will be performed for the first time this season.
Visitors booked for one of the performances will be greeted by Thornfield Hall’s housekeeper Mrs Fairfax who will lead them on a tour during which costumed actors will recreate significant events from the book.
As well as Jane guests will meet the bullying schoolteacher Mr Brocklehurst and the brooding Mr Rochester.
From behind locked doors they will hear the insane screams of his first wife, and the pitiful calls for Jane by the lovelorn Mr Rochester will echo around the hall.