Miracle Postponed

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20040514

In 1949 the novelist Jean Rhys was believed dead.

In fact her life was in chaos and she had cut herself off from everyone she knew.

Over the next fifteen years she overcame DEPRESSION, POVERTY and old age to create her literary masterpiece "Wide Sargasso Sea" - the story of the first Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre.

  • Jean Rhys....marcia warren
  • charlotte bronté....Alice Hart
  • creole songs sung by Jean Rhys herself
  • francis wyndham....Bertie Carvel
  • max hamer....frederick treves
  • reverend woodard....john carlisle
  • selma vaz dias....Richenda Carey
  • by.... - - - - helen jacey
  • directed by.... - - - - liz webb