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April 3, 2006


Jane Eyre: The Musical at Blackpool

Thanks to Agnes and Mrs. Dionysius O'Gall, for the news and the link.

Showing 27-06-2006 to 01-07-2006
Performance Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
Book by John Caird (2000)
Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon


‘My name is Jane Eyre. My story begins, gentle audience, a long age ago, in the dark and lonely attic of Gateshead Hall…’The famous story of Jane Eyre makes for a dramatic storyline in this gripping new musical. This haunting adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel opened in 2000 on Broadway, to rave reviews. Composer Paul Gordon (who wrote for artists such as Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson and Quincy Jones) creates a sumptuous listening experience, especially for its memorable melodies and lyrics. The show’s creators come closer than anyone could have imagined to capturing the spirit – and spirituality – of this dark, Cinderella-like story.

The novel tells of a plain, feisty orphan in the Yorkshire Moors, surviving an horrific childhood to become governess and, ultimately mistress of Thornfield Hall, owned by the mysterious Rochester. They are all threatened by destruction, by a dark secret hidden in the attic.

Premier Theatre Company, famous for Chess, Mack & Mabel and Ragtime The Musical, return to the Grand, to offer patrons another opportunity to witness a ‘premiere’.

Presented By: An Amateur Production Presented By The Premier Theatre Company By Arrangement With Josef WeinBerger Limited

Booking information
Tickets: £6.50 to £15
Concessions available
Friends of the Grand: £3 off any performance
Students and Teachers: £5 Wednesday Matinee only
No concessions on Tuesday evening or any Saturday performances.
For tickets call our Box Office on 01253 290190

*This is not, in fact, the British premiere of Jane Eyre: The Musical. The show premiered in the UK last August, according to Bronteana archives.


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