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What can a secret mermaid, Belgian beguines, Jane Eyre and a modern East Anglian vicar have in common?One of the 'stories within stories' is Eyres and Graces - A Twist on the Tale at Thornfield.
Stories within stories within stories about the boundary between friendship and sexuality, the power of cinema, and a secret that risks everything in this world and the next.
Maybe I’d like you to be a little shocked — it’s what the world needs!
Three time periods, three counties, two countries and two films that move on the lives of two women - or would that be six?
A story within a story within a story - each in a different time period, moving on the next strand.
A young woman in contemporary East Anglia faces a secret and realisation that changes the course of her destiny in this life and the next. The inner story is a subverted retelling of Jane Eyre, transposed to the Fens - but Rochester fans, beware! It also draws on the Bronte's juvenile worlds for the final story about a Flemish friendship of opposites which makes all three protagonists go up a tier in the spiral -
or fall into it.
It's about the power of cinema and story to hold up a mirror to what we will not see.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll crush your knees together.