A Gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall – a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.
Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom and remains one of the great triumphs of storytelling. Originally Brontë published Jane Eyre under the male pseudonym Currer Bell. The literary world became consumed with the identity of the writer but even her publisher didn’t know Currer Bell’s gender. A woman in a man’s world, Brontë wrote of a female character who, in spite of agonising hardships, manages to persevere and define her own happiness, rather than have it defined for her by others.
In their trademark style, Blackeyed Theatre’s interpretation of Jane Eyre will feature an ensemble cast of actor-musicians. The performance includes live music written specially for the production by award-winning composer George Jennings.
‘Jane Eyre is such an important character in literature. She was iconic for a female character of her time, shaping her own destiny and risking everything to follow what she believed in. I think she’s been an inspiration to a lot of women, and will continue to be so. There’s satire, there’s socio-economic commentary, there’s this beautiful ache of a love story. But, for me, Jane’s an underdog; all her life she’s been underestimated or treated with resentment and contempt, yet she endures it all and prevails.’
Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 February 19:30
Wednesday 26 February 13:30 – schools’ mat
£17 / £15 / £9.50 (schools)
0161 912 5616