Jane Eyre, Pomegranate Theatre
This production is being screened at the Chesterfield theatre tonight as part of NT Live, which allows audiences around the country to see National Theatre productions.
The production is particularly timely as 2016 marks 200 years since the author Charlotte Bronte was born.
Her classic novel tells the story of Jane, a young orphan who lives with wealthy relatives and suffers from their neglect and humiliation.
After leaving school, she takes a job as a governess for a little French girl at Thornfield Manor.
Eventually she meets her employer Edward Rochester, a brooding man who seems to have a dark past.
The couple’s growing attraction seems doomed to tragedy as he is trapped in an unhappy marriage. Will love conquer all at last?
A National Theatre spokesman said: “Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever.
“This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.
“From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.
“This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings.
“Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.”
Box office: online at www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk or call 01246 345 222.