Jane Eyre (Bristol Old Vic / NT)

Charlotte Brontë adapted by the company

DOI: 10.5040/9781350997738.01

Duration: 3:10:06

  • 01 Jane Eyre 2:52:36
  • 02 Devising 0:02:54
  • 03 Costume 0:03:19
  • 04 Movement 0:03:18
  • 05 Music 0:03:43
  • 06 Set Design 0:04:16

Age recommendation: 12+ (occasional swearing)

Recorded through National Theatre Live on 8th December, 2015 as a co-production with the Bristol Old Vic.

Born into a life of struggle, the spirited Jane Eyre tackles life's obstacles head-on as she seeks to pursue her own path in the world. Faced with poverty, injustice and a bitter betrayal, the trailblazing Jane follows her heart to fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms.

Devised by the Company, Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is a vivid and breathtaking spectacle.

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Mr Brocklehurst / Pilot / Mason: Craig Edwards
Helen Burns / Adele / St John / Grace Poole / Abbot: Laura Elphinstone
Rochester: Felix Hayes
Bertha: Melanie Marshall
Bessie / Blanche Ingram / Diana Rivers: Simone Saunders
Mrs Reed / Mrs Fairfax: Maggie Tagney
Jane Eyre: Madeleine Worrall
Musician: Benji Bower
Musician: Phil King
Musician: Will Bower

All other characters are played by members of the Company

Director: Sally Cookson
Set Designer: Michael Vale
Music and Musical Director: Benji Bower
Lighting Designer: Aideen Malone
Costume Designer: Katie Sykes
Movement Director: Dan Canham
Fight Director: Renny Krupinski
Sound Designer: Dominic Bilkey
Sound Designer: Mike Beer
Dramaturg: Mike Akers

From Jane Eyre


National Theatre

Charlotte Brontë adapted by the company

ISBN: 9781350997738

Series: National Theatre Collection