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Jane Eyre – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017 Royal National Theatre

Writer: Charlotte Brontë Director: Sally Cookson Music: Benji Bower Reviewer: Beverley Haigh 2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Brontë’s most famous work. Fittingly, Bristol Old Vic in collaboration with The National Theatre has brought Sally Cookson’s devised adaptation to the stage in a ground-breaking reimagining for modern audiences. As an enduring and landmark piece of ...

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Villette – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Anthony Robling

Writer: Linda Marshall-Griffiths Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood This re-imagined production is based on the 1833 Charlotte Brontë novel. Villette is about Lucy Snowe, the story’s central character, who travels to Villette, a fictional village in Belgium, after experiencing the tragedy of her family. Linda Marshall-Griffiths interprets the story with Lucy being a clone who survives a deadly outbreak. ...

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Jane Eyre – Aylesbury Waterside

Choreographer:Cathy Marston Reviewer: Scott Matthewman For a novel that is widely and accurately regarded as one of English literature’s greatest, renowned for Charlotte Brontë’s expressive language, it is perhaps remarkable that the speechless world of ballet has produced such a faithful, striking adaptation of Jane Eyre. But the story of Jane and her life, from before her time at Lowood ...

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Jane Eyre – CAST, Doncaster

Music: Philip Feeney Director &Choreographer: Cathy Marston Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Hot on the heels of another original ballet, Northern Ballet followsthe success of last year's 1984 with a sell-out world premiere of Jane Eyre. Coinciding with the commemoration of Charlotte Bronte's 200th birthday and celebrating all things Yorkshire, Leeds-based Northern Ballet take inspiration from Haworth's famous scribing siblings, showcasing their ...

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Jane Eyre – Bristol Old Vic

The cast of Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic

Author: Charlotte Brontë Music: Benji Bower Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Laura Hesketh   After an incredible run at London’s National Theatre, Sally Cookson’s epic reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre returns to Bristol Old Vic as a single thrilling piece of drama. Unlike many screen adaptations that have portrayed Brontë’s novel as a romance, Cookson and the ensemble’s interpretation of ...

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We Are Brontë – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Devised and performed by: Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett Director: Ed Rapley (with additional direction by Brenda Waite and Susie Donkin) Reviewer: Joan Phillips With as much of a nod to the austere early 19th Century existence on the Yorkshire moors of the Brontëfamily as to 20th Century gothic horror movies, We Are Brontëis physical theatre at its most superb, ...

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Race and Gender in the Novels of the Brontës – The Midland Hotel, Bradford

Contributors: Juliet Barker, John Bowen, Rebecca Fraser, Bonnie Greer, Boyd Tonkin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood It is one of many events part of the Bradford Literature Festival. The festival has a rich and exciting line up of events for their programme which explore themes relevant today through literary and historical celebrations. The panel chair, Boyd Tonkin, opens the discussion asking the ...

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Jane Eyre – Upstairs at the Western, Leicester

Writer: Bryony J. Thompson, from the book by Charlotte Bronte Director: Bryony J. Thompson Reviewer: Rosella Barnes We’ve all had it. That debate about seeing an adaptation of one of your favourite novels in the form of cinema or theatre. The prospect that the narrative may be butchered into something ugly and not as you imagined. But when it’s done ...

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