In April and June this year Haddon Hall will play host to live promenade performances of Jane Eyre.
With matinee performances in April and special gala performances in June, Haddon will once again play the part of Thornfield Hall as the relationship between Jane and her Byronic employer takes shape.
Mr Rochester will be played by Alastair Massey.
After beginning his professional acting career at the age of thirteen when he appeared in Carlton Televisions hugely successful medical drama series Peak Practice, Alastair entered the Folk music arena, gigging frequently with John Tams, Coope Boyes and Simpson and Emily and Colin Baines.
He trained at the prestigious Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre, graduating in 2007.
Since graduating he has had the good fortune to play lead roles in such theatrical productions for The Capitol Theatre, Manchester as Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, Robin Hood, Journey’s End, Look Back In Anger, Arcadia, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Kidnapped and The Three Musketeers.
As well as understudying and playing lead roles in the Cameron Macintosh Ltd. musicals The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Miss Saigon. And Jekyll & Hyde and Sweeney Todd at the Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham.
His work in Television and Film includes Carlton Televisions Peak Practice, Roots Mccarrot for Sam Jordon Productions, Gladstone’s Value for Peverill Productions Ltd and Shot at Dawn, Connections and A Remote Possibility, all for Hannah Edwards Productions.
Alastair is incredibly honoured and excited to be playing Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall.