After Mrs Rochester
By Polly Teale
Sun 21 Mar 2010 to Sat 27 Mar 2010
Hampton Hill Theatre: Main Auditorium
After Mrs Rochester, tells the story of Jean Rhys who is best known for her novel The Wide Sargasso Sea. The play looks back at the reclusive playwright’s life and her struggle with the imaginary demons that tormented her, such as the characters from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. This compelling drama interweaves with the storyline of Jane Eyre and, in particular, the character of Bertha Mason (the first Mrs Rochester) who is the madwoman locked in the attic. Rhys’s obsession with her alter ego, Bertha, became the catalyst for The Wide Sargasso Sea. The novel The Wide Sargasso Sea was adapted in 2006 for BBC television and starred Rebecca Hall as Bertha and Rafe Spall as Mr Rochester.
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