2016 was a very exciting year in Hathersage; it was Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday. To celebrate Jane Eyre, the novel that made Hathersage famous, the Hathersage Players performed an adaptation of the romantic masterpiece with its focus very much on Jane and Rochester
The production was a great success. For a review see: Matlock Mercury Review
In addition to the four performances at the Memorial Hall, we presented the play in the grounds of North Lees Hall, which Charlotte Bronte reportedly visited on a number of occasions and used as a basis for Thornfield Hall in her novel.
The Gala Night was a ‘Glyndebourne experience’ where picnics on blankets with a touch of glamour is the order of the day.
We also joined the Gala parade to celebrate the anniversary, and were delighted to use the occasion to present a donation to a number of local charities.