National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre
In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens
Live broadcast from the Lyttelton Theatre in London
– Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre
With English subtitles
Director: Sally Cookson
Set designer: Michael Vale
Costume designer: Katie Sykes
Lighting designer: Aideen Malone
Madeleine Worrall in the title role
Cast: Benji Bower, Will Bower, Elly Condron, Craig Edwards, Laura Elphinstone, Felix Hayes, Richard Hurst, Phil King, Melanie Marshall, Simone Saunders, Jools Scott, Maggie Tagney, Joannah Tincey, Stevie Thompson, Ellena Vincent
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.
From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’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 last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.
A joy to watch. Madeleine Worrall’s passion sets the performance alight.