Courtyard Hereford to present Jane Eyre

Published: 24 August 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Natalie Spence (Jane Eyre) and Matthew Canny (Mr Rochester)

Natalie Spence will play the title role and Matthew Canny will be Mr Rochester in the Courtyard Hereford’s production of Jane Eyre in October 2022.

Spence trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has appeared on television in EastEnders and Emmerdale and spent a month in Barcelona filming a role for yet to be aired political thriller The Diplomat.

Originally from Derbyshire, Canny attended the Television Workshop in Nottingham under the direction of Ian Smith before training at LAMDA.

Spence and Canny will be joined by a cast of community and youth theatre members. Director David Durant said, “having such a mixture brings a lot of laughter and fun as everyone is there to learn, create and ultimately enjoy the process. This can sometimes be lost when working in the arts as we can be so focussed on the end product.”

Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre will run in the main house at the Courtyard from Tuesday 4 until Saturday 8 October.