Fearless, frank and the F-bomb: Bold new Jane Eyre set to wow York this month

Evocative… Nadia Clifford as Jane Eyre and Tim Delap as Rochester, in Haworth. Photographs: Ellie Kurttz
9 May 2017 @ 11.19 am
| Entertainment

Jane Eyre has been loved by generations of fiction fans because of her fearlessness.

With her defiance of social norms and indomitable spirit, Jane is a very modern heroine – despite being 170 years old.

Now the National Theatre have brought Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece to the stage in a bold new production – which comes to the Grand Opera House from May 22.

Still set in Victorian times, it is an imaginative retelling of the story for contemporary audiences – complete with the dropping of the F-bomb at one point.

Five-star reviews

Jane Eyre

Grand Opera House, York

Mon May 22-Sat May 27 @ 7.15pm; Wed & Sat matinee @ 2pm

£14.40-£35.90

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It has already garnered five-star reviews on tour, with the Yorkshire Post calling it an “unmissable treat”.

And the Big Issue said, “Jane Eyre remains one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction and the National Theatre has created a fitting tribute to the adventurous heroine.”

These stunning photographs capture the spirit of the production coming our way.

Nadia Clifford and Tim Delap, the actors who play Jane Eyre and Rochester, are pictured at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth.

The famous parsonage is where Charlotte Bronte wrote the much-loved story.

The classic 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. 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.

– National Theatre