Jane Eyre – National Theatre at Home (Available On Demand thru 4/16 at 2pm ET)
April 9 – 16, 2020
Available On Demand thru April 16 at 2pm ET
Enjoy a free screening from National Theatre at Home, of the dramatic classic Jane Eyre.
Almost 170 years later, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane Eyre is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. After a harsh childhood, Jane is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane’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, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson brought her celebrated production to the National Theatre, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.
Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes including an intermission
Image Credit Top: The cast of Jane Eyre at the National Theatre. Photo by Manuel Harlan.