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Published on June 24, 2012

Young Jane was played by Rachel Bobbitt, a Valley girl who has now starred in two Quick As A Wink Theatre productions.

Published on June 24, 2012

Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan) introduces the audience to the main character, providing background into how Young Jane (Rachel Bobbitt) overcame many obstacles growing up.

Published on June 24, 2012

Members of the girls’ chorus perform Children of God as Young Jane is sent to boarding school.

Published on June 24, 2012

King’s Edgehill School’s Emily MacMillan portrayed Helen Burns, Young Jane’s (played by Rachel Bobbitt) only true friend at a strict boarding school. Helen died of consumption, but before doing so, taught Jane about the importance of forgiveness.

Published on June 24, 2012

King’s Edgehill School’s Emily MacMillan portrayed Helen Burns, Young Jane’s (played by Rachel Bobbitt) only true friend at a strict boarding school. Helen died of consumption, but before doing so, taught Jane about the importance of forgiveness.

Published on June 24, 2012

Mrs. Fairfax (Sherry Bishop) introduces Adele, played by Joanna Bond, to Jane Eyre.

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Mrs. Fairfax (Sherry Bishop) discusses life at Thornfield Manor with Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan), who just arrived to be a governess.

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Adele, played by Joanna Bond, gets excited when she hears Edward Fairfax Rochester refer to Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan) as a fairy.

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Adele, played by Joanna Bond, acts out while Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan), her governess, tries to reign in her free spirit.

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Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan) and Edward Fairfax Rochester (Alan Slipp) officially meet.

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Meggie McKay appeared as the mysterious Bertha Mason. Pictured here, she was on her way to set a fire in Edward Fairfax Rochester’s room.

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The aristocrats arrived at Thornfield in hopes of securing Blanche Ingram’s hand in marriage. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Amy Eshton (Micaela Comeau), Louisa Eshton (Emily MacMillan) and Blanche Ingram (Elsa Hodder).

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Blanche Ingram (Elsa Hodder), right, and Mary Ingram (played by Grade 12 KES student Janis McCulloch), perform.

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King’s Edgehill School’s Elsa Hodder, a Nova Scotia Trust Recipient, portrayed Blanche Ingram, a woman looking to marry Edward Fairfax Rochester. She performed two main songs as Blanche Ingram, The Finer Things and Oh How You Look.

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Aristocrats Lady Ingram (Susan Duke) and Mr. Eshton (Phillip Gnemmi) listen intently as Blanche Ingram (King’s Edgehill School’s Elsa Hodder) sings.

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Edward Fairfax Rochester (Alan Slipp) sings Oh How You Look with his suitor, Blanche Ingram while Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan) looks on.

Published on June 24, 2012

Blanche Ingram was portrayed by Elsa Hodder, a Nova Scotia Trust recipient and KES student who will be heading to the Boston Ballet school the summer.

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Edward Fairfax Rochester (Alan Slipp) finally tells Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan) that he loves her and wants to marry her.

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Mrs. Fairfax (Sherry Bishop) performs Slip of a Girl after learning Edward Fairfax Rochester would choose to marry Jane Eyre, a governess. Meanwhile, Adele, played by Joanna Bond, shows her excitement over the upcoming nuptials.

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Nurse Grace Poole (Janis McCulloch) tends to the mysterious Bertha Mason (Meggie McKay). Jane Eyre, and the wedding guests, soon discover Bertha is already married to the groom.

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In a strange turn of events, Jane Eyre (Nikki Lannan) discovers the secret of the house on her wedding day. Her beloved Edward Fairfax Rochester was already married to a mentally ill woman living locked away in the house. She sings Sail Away as she prepares to leave the man she loves.

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After hearing Edward Fairfax Rochester’s (Alan Slipp) voice across the moors, Jane Eyre is drawn back to Thornfield where she discovers the love of her life was injured in a house fire while attempting to save everyone inside. His first wife jumped to her death. Jane (Nikki Lannan) vows to stay by his side and they live happily ever after.

Published on June 24, 2012

Keri Beazley, daughter of Windsor Mayor Paul Beazley, returned from university just in time to participate in the play. She is a theatre and film student attending Concordia University in Montreal.

Published on June 24, 2012

Though getting off to a rough start in life, Jane Eyre winds up having a happy ending, marrying Edward Fairfax Rochester (Alan Slipp) and having a child.

Jane Eyre: The Musical marked yet another successful collaboration between Quick As A Wink Theatre and King’s-Edgehill School. The actors performed five shows, June 1-3 and June 8-9, of the beloved Victoria-era classic. The main cast featured the talents of: Ray Baltzer (Robert), Kerri Beazley (Ensemble), James Bentley (Tedo Ingram, St. John Rivers), Sherry Bishop (Mrs. Fairfax), Rachel Bobbitt (Young Jane), Joanna Bond (Adele), Thomas Burton (John Reed, Richard Mason), Micaela Comeau (Amy Eshton), Susan Duke (Mrs. Reed, Lady Ingram), Peter Gibson (Brocklehurst, Colonel Dent, Vicar), Michael Gnemmi (Ensemble), Phillip Gnemmi (Mr. Eshton), Clara Hodder (Ensemble), Elsa Hodder (Blanche Ingram), Joanna Hudgins (Ensemble), Nikki Lannan (Jane Eyre), Emily MacMillan (Helen Burns, Louisa Eshton), Janis McCulloch (Grace Poole, Mary Ingram), Meggie McKay (Miss Scatcherd, Bertha Mason), Teresa Spence (Mrs. Dent), and Alan Slipp (Edward Fairfax Rochester). The girls’ chorus consisted of Anna Wolfs, Cassie Horne, Emma Belliveau, Emma Dufour, Erin Smith, Gaby Strickey, Jami Horne, Julia Strickey, Juliette Lennox, Layla Green, Olivia Lee, Rayannah Hwang, Sarah Lynch, Sophia Laffin, Chloe Symons, and Molly Symons. Jeff Smith directed the band, which consisted of Debbie Chao (piano), Sid Chou and Kelsey VanBlarcom (percussion), Christy Hodder and Toven MacLean (violin), Jean Chen and Ariki Nakamura (keyboards), Leah Grandy (cello), Nicole Barrett (flute), Caitlin Corkum (clarinet), Rachel Huntington (horn) and Natalie Kendrick (trumpet).

Quick As A Wink Theatre , QAAW , King's-Edgehill School
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  • Bobbitt
    June 27, 2012 - 16:28

    A wonderful production and very professional. I enjoyed every moment.