Triumph And Tragedy: Anne Brontë In London - When Anne Brontë, accompanied by her sister Charlotte, arrived in London on the dawn of 8th July 1848 they had intended to stay for one night only and retu...
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Upstairs at the Western, Leicester’s first pub theatre.
April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
by Charlotte Brontë
Directed and adapted by Bryony J. Thompson
with Original Music by James Young
Part ghost story, part Gothic romance this gripping new adaptation combines Brontë’s original dialogue with narrative from her classic novel, bringing the book literally to life. Set in 1840s northern England, the early stirrings of feminism shine through the strict adherence to social hierarchy giving this venerated novel its iconic status.
Orphaned into an unloving household, subjected to poor treatment at a charity school, Jane Eyre emerges to seek her fortune unbroken in spirit and integrity. She becomes a governess to the ward of the enigmatic Mr Rochester. This story illustrates a passionate and tenacious woman’s search for a wide rich life.
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