Life at Lowood
Produced by Special Arrangement with Origin Australia Jane Eyre, Life at Lowood
Dramatised By Robert Johanson Based on the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
Directed by Anthony Brown
Jane Eyre is one of literature’s most compelling heroines. This is the story focused on Jane’s difficult youth as an orphan left with uncaring relatives who eventually send her to Lowood - a poor boarding school run by Mr. Brocklehurst.
The Place: Northeast England.
The Time: 1832
Jane Eyre as an adult Large role. Strong character.
Young Jane Eyre, around 10 years old Leading role. Must be experienced and versatile actress.
Mrs. Sara Gibson Reed, Jane’s aunt Cruel woman. Hateful of Jane.
John Reed aged around 14. Cruel young man. Hateful of Jane.
Georgiana Reed aged around 12. Small role.
Eliza Reed aged around 13. Small role.
Georgiana Reed aged around 25. Small role.
Eliza Reed aged around 26. Small role.
Bessie, maid. The only character in the household who feels sorry for Jane.
Miss Abbot, maidDedicated to her job.
Mr. Brocklehurst, the headmaster. Cruel man who loved his power.
Miss Miller Small role. Miss Scatcherd Small role.
Madame Pierrot, the French teacher. Small role.
Helen Burns, aged around 14. Need an experienced young actress who has no issues showing emotion and can cry on cue.
Miss Maria Temple, dedicated to her job in the boarding school. Not a nice woman.
Mrs. Brocklehurst, the headmaster’s wife. Small role.
Augusta Brocklehurst, the headmaster’s daughter. Small role.
Schoolgirls, aged around 8 to 16. Opportunity for young actress’s who want to learn and develop. First time on stage roles.
10th, 17th, 24th July at 7pm and 24th at 2pm.
Staged at John Lees Centre,15 Evan Street, Penrith.
Sunday, 21st March 2021
at John Lees Centre, Level 1, 15 Evan Street, Penrith
(by appointment only).
Applicants should note that reading the play prior to their audition would be highly advantageous.
An audition piece will be given to every auditionee.
It is expected that the auditionee will learn the lines of the audition piece and
present it on an agreed date with the director.
We are looking for high standard of performance for each of the roles.
A rehearsal schedule is prepared and will be given on first response to any enquiries made by an auditionee.
It is a clever idea to come to auditions in character, dress/shoes/hair,
anything that you feel is appropriate for the role you are seeking.
An audition piece will be sent out from Anthony once an audition time slot has been sorted.
For further information or to book an audition time,