Which Is The Greatest Brontë Second Novel? - The Royal Society of Literature are currently engaged in trying to discern the nation’s favourite second novel. There are some real classics on the list, b...
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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.
“Fringe theatre at its best.” -The Stage