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Jane Eyre 2014

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A Bristol Old Vic production
Written by Charlotte Brontë
Devised by the Jane Eyre company
Directed by Sally Cookson

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me..."

A bold and dynamic re-imagining of Brontë's timeless masterpiece presented in two parts with an ensemble cast of actors and musicians.

Almost 170 years on, there is still much in Brontë's story of the trailblazing Jane and the charismatic yet vulnerable Mr Rochester to inspire today's generation. This empowering and courageous production uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

Jane Eyre is a strong and spirited heroine who, despite humble beginnings as a destitute orphan, faces life's obstacles head on to follow her own path.

Part one of this vivid re-telling will take you from Jane's childhood at Reed Manor, to Lowood School and on to Thornfield where Jane encounters the man who challenges her own passion and integrity.

Part two follows Jane's rage against the injustice of society, the discovery of bitter betrayal and, in turn, the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

Directed by Sally Cookson (Peter Pan, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Treasure Island), and with an original score and live music led by Benji Bower the two parts will draw on dark fairy tales and folk tradition to create a vivid and compelling journey.

Newcomers and Brontë-holics alike will be gripped, amused and moved by a boldly theatrical show."

The Times

a continually absorbing achievement"

The Telegraph

a remarkable performance of startling modernity and unaffected honesty."

The Guardian

A vivid two-part adaptation that combines powerful drama and unexpected humour"

Financial Times

Jane Eyre
10 Feb-29 Mar

Performance schedule
(plus 50p card fee and £1 postage if required)

The Cast
Benji Bower - Musician
Will Bower - Musician
Craig Edwards - John Reed/Brocklehurst/St John Rivers
Laura Elphinstone - Helen Burns
Felix Hayes - Rochester
Phil King - Musician
Melanie Marshall - Bertha
Simone Saunders - Bessie/Blanche
Maggie Tagney - Mrs Reed/Mrs Fairfax
Madeleine Worrall - Jane Eyre

The Creative Team
Sally Cookson - Director
Michael Vale - Set Designer
Katie Sykes - Costume Designer
Dan Canham - Director of Movement
Mike Akers - Dramaturg
Benji Bower - Composer and Musical Director
Mike Beer - Sound Designer
Aideen Malone - Lighting Designer
Jennie Falconer - Costume Supervisor
Stephanie Kempson - Assistant Director

Photography by Simon Annand
Trailer by Icon films

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