There’s a double first in prospect at Lytham Hall as the outdoor theatre season opens next Sunday evening June 14.
A large audience is expected for Jane Eyre, the first in the summer programme of four open air plays.
Eliza Jade who takes the title role will be making her first apppearance in Lancashire for Lincoln-based Chapterhouse in a show produced by Richard Main.
Eliza who trained at the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts is excited to be playing the most exacting role of her career.
Chapterhouse Theatre Company will come to Lytham Hall, their only date in the Red Rose county, at the start of their summer tour of Jane Eyre which will take them to venues throughout England, Scotland Wales and Ireland for 54 performances over the four summer months
Aaron Charles who plays the enigmatic Mr Rochester is looking forward to the superb setting Lytham Hall offers for outdoor theatre.
“Last year we had glorious weather for our June visit with Sense and Sensibility and I am optimistic our tour will get off to an encouraging start in front of an audience which is always knowledgeable and enthusiastic.”
With warmer weather early in June advance tickets have sold well and open air theatre organiser Julian Wilde is also expecting a large number of enthusiasts to pay at the gate.
“I think everyone is in the mood to enjoy the array of outdoor events on offer in Lytham this summer, whatever the weather, and I am sure picnickers and playgoers will be out in force at Lytham Hall.”
Gates will open at 4 pm and the play which starts at 6pm to finish around 8. 30 pm. The audience should bring their own seating and suitably warm clothes.
Tickets £13, seniors/students £10, children £6.50.
Call 01253 736652 for more details.