The highly-acclaimed Hull Truck Theatre are making a return trip to the Lantern Theatre, Sheffield next week to bring Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte’s classic story of love, loss and redemption.
From a harsh childhood controlled by unfeeling adults, Jane Eyre has to rely on her courage and convictions to make her way in the world. She longs to learn and dares to dream. Employed as a governess, she travels across the bleak Yorkshire moors to the mysterious Thornfield Hall – a house of locked doors with a dangerous secret. There she meets the strange, sardonic and intriguing Mr Rochester.
Charlotte Bronte’s classic is one of the greatest and most popular works of English fiction. Rebecca Hutchinson (seen recently in Northern Broadsides’ We Are Three Sisters) will portray her alongside Andrew Dowbiggin (After Miss Julie, London Classic Theatre) and Viktoria Kay (The Pitman Painters national tour).
This new production has been adapted by up-and-coming playwright Laura Turner and will be directed by Nick Lane, who directed Hull Truck’s show, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, that was also seen at the Nether Edge theatre.
Laura Turner said: “It’s a privilege to be adapting Jane Eyre for this Hull Truck Theatre tour. I think the fact that Jane’s story is so rooted in the local Yorkshire landscape has made the project feel really right. I think at the centre of Jane Eyre is a dilemma we can all identify with: whether to follow our head or our heart.”
Tickets are £13. Contact the box office on 0114 255 1776 or online at www.lanterntheatre.org.uk
Jane Eyre is at the Lantern from Tuesday (February 26) to Thursday.