Last chance to see students get to grips with classic text

Production of Jane Eyre at St Mary's Church, Penwortham

Production of Jane Eyre at St Mary's Church, Penwortham

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A new production of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is being brought to life in Penwortham.

Twelve students from Runshaw College and local high schools have teamed up with troublehouse theatre company and Preston Young Actors, to put on the production at St Mary’s Church, Penwortham.

The final performance of three takes place on Friday from 7.30pm.

Richard Bithell, of troublehouse, said the students had expressed a desire to work on a classical text.

He said: “I wanted to provide the students with the chance to work on a classical text from start to finish; using the rehearsal time to allow them to develop natural, believable characters for their families and friends to see.

“Troublehouse believes in encouraging the arts from a young age and Jayne Eyre has proved a fantastic experience to do just that with a very talented group of students from across Lancashire.”

Originally the production was intended just for friends and family of performers, but due to the enthusiasm of locals, it was arranged for a three-night run at the church in Church Avenue.

The seats inside St Mary’s have been cleared out for the actors, who are also making use of the balcony area where the organ was situated.

Tickets to the performance cost £5. For more information, visit: www.troublehousetheatre.co.uk