After Mrs Rochester

After Mrs Rochester is a 2003 novel and stage play by Polly Teale.[1]

The play is based on the troubled life of novelist Jean Rhys and her 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea.[2] It was first presented in 2003 in London by the Shared Experience theatre company.[3] It was directed by the author. Cast members included Howard Panter, Madeleine Potter and Rosemary Squire.[4]

It earned an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director.[5]

Secondary literatureEdit

The play is the topic of a 2015 master's thesis titled "She gave him the eye, he gave her mon-ey" which offers a Lacanian reading of the text.


  1. ^ "After Mrs Rochester". Nick Hern Books.
  2. ^ "After Mrs. Rochester". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "After Mrs. Rochester - education pack" (PDF).
  4. ^ "After Mrs Rochester". WhatsOnStage. 18 Mar 2003.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Theatre Awards 2003". Evening Standard. 4 November 2003.