A stylish new stage adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. This play enjoyed an acclaimed run at The National Theatre.
Charlotte Bronte (1816 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. She first published her works (including Jane Eyre) under the pen name Currer Bell.
'Even in what is fast becoming a very strong opening season from
Rufus Norris at the National, Sally Cookson's staging of Jane Eyre
still stands out.' * British Theatre Guide *
'The book has been filleted cleverly... Inventive, moving and at times unexpectedly funny, this is an admirable piece of devised theatre.' * The Express *
'clever, touching, minimalist yet expansive... makes you see entire new possibilities in theatre. I recommend it with a roar' * Daily Mail ????? *
'Cookson and her company stripped Charlotte Bronte's novel down to its bones; what was left was plot and emotion... the magic, the passion, the raw pain is allowed to remain intact.' * Culture Whisper *
'Newcomers and Bronte-holics alike will be gripped, amused and moved by a boldly theatrical show.' * The Times *
'Sally Cookson's production is full of wit, resource and invention.' * Michael Billington, Guardian *
'This is a production full of intelligent detail... Original, engaging and unexpectedly funny... an adaptation that Charlotte Bronte herself might have approved.' * Telegraph *
'A continually absorbing achievement.' * Telegraph *
'A remarkable performance of startling modernity and unaffected honesty.' * Guardian *
'A vivid two-part adaptation that combines powerful drama and unexpected humour.' * Financial Times *