Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë, adapted by Helen Jeromedirected by Mary Dobson
May 1955
The Civic Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed Jane Eyre in May 1955.


Mrs FairfaxJane Platt
LeahBetty Beall
Jane EyreJoyce Adcock
Mr RochesterJack Lewis
Adele VarensSally Adcock
Grace PooleDaphne Padfield
Richard MasonGeoffrey Hinsliffe
A WomanRose Taylor
Lady IngramBetty Pearson
Lord IngramGordon Caleb
Blanche IngramLoretta Silver
Briggs (a solicitor)John O’Connor
Reverend WoodRoy Webber
HannahFlorence M. Brown
Diana RiversMary Smith
St. John RiversD. Brian Roy

Backstage team

DirectorMary Dobson
Stage ManagerRoy Johnson
Assistant Stage ManagerBill Rogerson
Sets Designed byD. Brian Roy
Painted byElizabeth Tinker
with the assistance ofThe Studio Staff
LightingWalter P. Miller
PropertiesJean Miller
 Priscilla Clayden
Wardrobe under the supervision ofCora Greaves
Special EffectsIvor K. Dykes
PrompterDorothy Grossbard
Box Office ManagersMary Smith
 Brian Gibbon
Auditorium ManagerRonald Wilkinson
PublicityJean Miller
Programme CoverD. Brian Roy

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(149 KBytes)

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