Review - Villette at the West Yorkshire Playhouse - *Review by Richard Wilcocks* Charlotte Brontë’s *Villette*, which was recognised by knowledgeable readers in nineteenth century Brussels as a close parallel...
10 hours ago
Tue 9th February- Sat 13th February
A Bristol Old Vic and National Theatre Co-Production
Devised by the company
Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me..."
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 in 2014. Director Sally Cookson brings her celebrated production back to life for a national and international tour that begins with a two month run at the National Theatre.