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National Theatre at Home: Jane Eyre

A co-production with Bristol Old Vic

based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
devised by the original company

9 April at 7pm to 16 April
Running Time: 3 hours with a very short interval

National Theatre at Home: Jane Eyre

The classic 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.

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 innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson.

This filmed performance was given a BBFC rating of 12A and it contains some strong language.

We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.

Our second streaming performance is Jane Eyre which began on 9 April at 7pm UK time. It will be available until 7pm on Thursday 16 April but you'll need to start watching before 4pm UK time on 16 April to ensure you see it all!

You will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free, with each title available for one week.

Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share Jane Eyre in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre.

Audio described notes on the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic production of Jane Eyre

An audio description of the settings, scenes and characters of the production (Track 3 MP3 23.9MB)

A transcript of the audio description of the settings, scenes and characters of the production (Word docx)

An audio description of the background to the adaptation and production (Track 2 MP3 7.7MB)

NT at Home: Jane Eyre trailer

Watch the trailer for the beautiful and dynamic theatre production of Jane Eyre. It uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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Jane Eyre: The devising process

Director Sally Cookson and the Jane Eyre Company talk about bringing Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece to life on stage.

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