It will be a welcome return to the Fylde coast next month for a young actor who learned his craft at Blackpool and the Fylde College.
Aaron Charles will play the lead role of Mr. Rochester in Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s open air production of Jane Eyre at Lytham Hall on Sunday 14 June.
Aaron, 23, who lives in Southampton graduated in 2013 after spending three years at the School of Creative Arts at Blackpool and the Fylde College. He has fond memories of a busy three years in the resort where he appeared in shows at the College produced by Sarah Stone, Michael Holdsworth and Anthony Dalnas.
“My time in Blackpool was a formative experience in my life and a thorough training for being a professional actor. I enjoyed the teaching and the people very much. Our date at Lytham Hall comes right at the start of a two month summer tour which takes us the length and breadth of the country and I am hoping to see a few familiar faces in the Lytham audience.” he said.
The role of the sinister Mr. Rochester has attracted some of the biggest names in stage and film versions of Charlotte Brontë’s most popular novel including Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, William Hurt and, most recently, Michael Fassbender.
However Aaron Charles feels the role will be an excellent professional opportunity and has been enjoying the rehearsals in Lincoln, particularly playing opposite Eliza Jade who is cast as Jane Eyre.
“It will be a great challenge for me, but it is a wonderful adaptation for the stage by Laura Turner and the whole cast of six have gelled well together. We are really looking forward to getting the show on the road soon and I am sure that we will not visit a better venue than Lytham Hall.”