Jane Eyre

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
From the original novel by Charlotte BrontË
Book translated into Japanese by Yoshida Mie

Japanese Lyrics by Matsuda Naoyuki



Orchestrations by Brad Haak (based on the orchestrations by Larry Hochman)
Vocal Arrangements by Steve Tyler

 

This production of Jane Eyre opened in Tokyo at the Nissay Theatre on 2nd September, 2009, produced by Shochiku and Kiyoshi Furukawa.

This new version of the show, shorter and with a smaller cast than the Broadway version and with a reduced orchestra and new orchestrations, will eventually be published by MTI – in English obviously! It will be the authors’ preferred version of the show.

The Broadway version of Jane Eyre is published by Music Theatre International (MTI) in New York and is available for professional and amateur production worldwide.  For further information about the show and upcoming productions click here.

In the following lists, the Japanese style is used for names – surnames first, given names second.

Creative Team

Director - John Caird
Set Design – Matsui Rumi
Costume Design – Maeda Ayako
Lighting Design – Nakagawa Ryuichi
Sound Design – Yuasa Noriyuki
Associate Scenic Design –
Hair & Make-up – Kawamura Yoko
Musical Director – Yamaguchi Birri
Conductor – Uegaki Satoshi
Stage Manager – Suzuki Masanori

 

Original Japanese Cast

Jane Eyre – Matsu Takako

Jane’s Father - Konishi Ryosei
Jane’s Mother – Yamazaki Naoko

Young Jane – Sato Ruka/Masuda Hanami/Tsunoda Moana
John Reed – Yokota Yoshiki/Oshika Raiki
Mrs Reed – Itoh Hiromi

Mr Brocklehurst – Jo Haruhiko
Miss Scatcherd – Oh Natsuki
Helen Burns – Satoh Michiko
Teachers – Yamazaki Naoko/Suzuki Chikako/Tanaguchi Yuuna
Yasumuro Natsu/Yamanaka Saki

Mrs Fairfax – Kotobuki Hizuru
Robert – Konishi Noriyuki
Adèle – Kato Yurara/Sato Ruka/Tsunoda Moana
Grace Poole – Suzuki Chikako
Leah – Yasumuro Natsu
Sophie – Yamazaki Naoko
Bessie – Tanaguchi Yuuna
Rose - Yamanaka Saki
Abraham – Abe Yoshitsugu

Edward Fairfax Rochester – Hashimoto Satoshi

Blanche Ingram – Kouda Hiroko
Lady Ingram – Itoh Hiromi
Lord Ingram – Konishi Ryosei
Mary Ingram – Satoh Michiko
Colonel Dent – Jo Haruhiko
Mrs Dent – Oh Natsuki

Richard Mason – Fukui Kiichi
Bertha Mason – Oh Natsuki
Vicar – Jo Haruhiko

St John Rivers – Konishi Ryosei

All other parts played by members of the cast.

2012 Revival

This revival of Jane Eyre opened in Tokyo at the Nissay Theatre on 2nd October, 2012 and ran until the 28th October.  It then toured to the Hakata-za in Kyushu where it played from the 2nd to the 18th November.

The cast for the revival was largely the same as for the original production but with some exceptions.

Revival cast

Jane Eyre – Matsu Takako

Jane’s Father - Konishi Ryosei
Jane’s Mother – Yamazaki Naoko

Young Jane – Matsuda Ami/Gamou Ayaka/Saito Mahiro
John Reed – Yoshii Hajime/Haruguchi Ryoga
Mrs Reed – Achiwa Satomi

Mr Brocklehurst – Jo Haruhiko
Miss Scatcherd – Oh Natsuki
Helen Burns – Satoh Michiko
Teachers – Yamazaki Naoko/Suzuki Chikako/Tanaguchi Yuuna
Yasumuro Natsu/Yamanaka Saki/Karashima Sae

Mrs Fairfax – Kotobuki Hizuru
Robert – Konishi Noriyuki
Adèle – Sasachika Miyu/Saito Mahiro/Gamou Ayaka
Grace Poole – Suzuki Chikako
Leah – Yasumuro Natsu
Sophie – Yamazaki Naoko
Bessie – Tanaguchi Yuuna
Rose - Yamanaka Saki
Abraham – Abe Yoshitsugu

Edward Fairfax Rochester – Hashimoto Satoshi

Blanche Ingram – Karashima Sae
Lady Ingram – Achiwa Satoni
Lord Ingram – Konishi Ryosei
Mary Ingram – Satoh Michiko
Colonel Dent – Jo Haruhiko
Mrs Dent – Oh Natsuki

Richard Mason – Fukui Kiichi
Bertha Mason – Oh Natsuki
Vicar – Jo Haruhiko

St John Rivers – Konishi Ryosei

All other parts played by members of the cast.