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Jane Eyre

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

March 7, 8, 9 & 10, 1990.

Jane Eyre

by Jane Austen

“Classic by Wick”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Margaret Ockenden


Claire Wiggins – Jane Eyre

Vic Gough – Mr. Rochester

Audrey Laye – Mrs. Fairfax

Frances Moulton – The Maniac

Rosemary Biggs – Grace Poole

Angela Man – Adele Varens

Ralph Dawes – Lord Ingram

Joan Bearman – Lady Ingram

Carla Hendry – Blanche Ingram

Justin Finn – Briggs

George Illman – Reverend Wood

Charles Porter – Richard Mason

Jane Porter – Diana Rivers

Bob Ryder – St. John Rivers

Claire Hall – Leah

Daphne Thornton – Hannah


Production Crew

Directors Assistant – Sue Whittaker

Stage Manager – Dave Collis

Assistant – Simon Holden, Mike Davy

Continuity – Sally Bailey

Wardrobe – Margaret Faggetter

Set Design – Dave Comber

Set Construction – Ralph Dawes

Set Construction – Dave Collis

Set Construction – Dave Comber

Set Construction – Mike Davy

Set Construction – Brian Box

Set Construction – Mark Flower

Set Painting – Frances Thorne

Properties & Decor – Margaret Davy

Properties & Decor – Sue Whittaker

Lighting – Frances Thorne

Sound – Jamie Boath

Foyer Decoration – Ann Donkin

Foyer Decoration – Andrew Creegan

Foyer Flowers – Rosemary Biggs

Music for the Spinet – Sheila Wright

Front of House Manager – Margaret Murrell

Box Office – Jill Redman

Publicity – Andrew Cregeen

Publicity – Ann Donkin

Publicity – Jean Porter


Programme Note #1: Jane Eyre

MO wrote: “The story of Jane Eyre is widely known and we all have personal pictures of Jane and Rochester; however, I am sure the sincerity of the performances of ‘our’ Jane and Rochester will move you. Perhaps the appeal of the story lies in its statement about the power of love – a statement just as important in 1990 as in 1847.

It has been a great pleasure directing this play and working with such a supportive and enthusiastic team. May I wish you all an enjoyable evening.”