Don't Miss This Year's Play
When a young governess arrives at Thornfield to tutor Adèle, she is perplexed: why is the little French girl here at all? Who is Grace Poole, the strange servant who laughs so loudly? What terrible secret is her employer hiding about his past?
A lot of you will know the answers to these questions: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre has become one of the most famous novels in English literature. But if you don’t (and even if you do), come along to the SIS play on April 13th &14th! This 19th century classic has been adapted to accommodate a cast of 80, with modern musical numbers performed by 40 dancers and musicians. Created by Paddy Salmon almost 30 years ago, the principle of the SIS play is that it’s the students who are in charge of everything on the night – both on and offstage. Make-up, hair, lighting, sound effects, scene-shifting, they do the lot. And every year, it’s a miraculous testament to them all, and to you, their parents. As Tom Stoppard put it in Shakespeare in Love :
Henslowe: “It will be all right.”
Shakespeare: “How??! How will it be all right??”
Henslowe: “I don’t know – it’s a mystery.”
Play 2016 Director