Jane Eyre

Theatre, Drama
5 out of 5 stars
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New adaptation of Charlotte Bronté's gothic romance, with Helen Russell-Clark in the title role.

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Put simply, this is a brilliant production. Bryony J. Thompson has done an excellent adaptation and treated the book with the respect it deserves. I just don’t know how she managed to get so much of it into a 2 ½ hr. play without destroying it, but she shows us how difficult Jane’s situation in life is and has then retained the majority of the dialogue between Jane and Rochester which, for me, just sparkles. Being in such an intimate theatre the acting and atmosphere is intense and I almost felt as though I was taking part; when St. John Rivers was browbeating Jane to marry him I wanted to shout out ‘Don’t do it, he doesn’t know what love is!’. Whether you know the book or not doesn’t matter, this is a great evening’s entertainment, just go along and enjoy it.