A plain but intelligent child, Jane Eyre is orphaned at a young age and cruelly treated by her Aunt. Jane knows little kindness as she struggles through childhood yet her strong spirit helps her overcome the challenges she faces, and she matures into an astute young woman.
Grown-up Jane accepts a position as Governess at Thornfield Hall, home of the enigmatic and impassioned Mr Edward Rochester. Despite their social differences, an unlikely bond develops between them. However, as their romance develops, it soon becomes clear Mr Rochester has a hidden past that threatens to ruin them both.
Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre premiered in May 2016 and was nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award in 2017.
The ballet is choreographed by British dance maker Cathy Marston, whose acclaimed international career spans more than twenty years and has seen her create works for the likes of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Ballet Black.
Marston is renowned for creating form for stories, emotions and ideas. This makes her an ideal collaborator for Northern Ballet – a company that prides itself on its ability to take stories from page to stage.
Jane Eyre is danced to an original score by Philip Feeney, another long-term Northern Ballet collaborator, and played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
|What||Northern Ballet, Jane Eyre, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
15 May 18 – 19 May 18, 19:30 Thu & Sat mats 14:30 Dur.: 2 hours incl one interval
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Well website|