The story of Jane Eyre to be performed with a carnival twist at Old Town Bowl

By Jessica Durston - 10 August 2022

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Heartbreak Productions will be bringing the classic tale of Jane Eyre to the Old Town Bowl stage, turning it into a 'carnival spectacular.'

The performance will take place at the Town Gardens Bowl on Friday, 19 August, at 7.30pm. 

A spokesperson said of the performance: "Step right up, ladies and gents, to Heartbreak Productions’ Carnival Spectacular - complete with astounding acrobats, jaw-dropping jugglers, and our very special guest - the death-defying escape artist Jane Eyre. Watch her wriggle out of five different tight corners, including everyone’s greatest fear – fire!"

The Heartbreak Productions team say they are delighted to present this original adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre, for the outdoor stage in Swindon.

This adaptation from Emma Hodgkinson will follow the Victorian heroine through her many ordeals, using the backdrop of a carnival, as she escapes from her aunt’s house, her school, the fire, the moors, and finally finds safety with her true love, Mr Rochester.

Said to be harrowing at times and heart-warming at others, this romantic tale - also directed by Emma Hodgkinson - can be enjoyed by all with a picnic.

Tickets can be booked online at

This event is part of the South Swindon Parish Council's Theatre at the Bowl programme. 

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