NEWS: Blackeyed Theatre to Stream Production of Jane Eyre

The company’s production of Charlotte Brontë’s classic story will be available to watch for a week from the 10th May.

(c)Alex Harvey-Brown.

Following the early closure of its international tour, Blackeyed Theatre has announced it will be streaming its production of Jane Eyre for free online for a week from Sunday 10th May at 7.30pm until Sunday 17th May 11.30pm.

Charlotte Brontë’s story has been adapted for this production by Nick Lane and features live music composed by George Jennings. Jane Eyre is directed by Adrian McDougall, with set design by Victoria Spearing, costume design by Naomi Gibbs and lighting design by Alan Valentine.

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall, a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.

The cast for the Blackeyed Theatre’s production includes: Kelsey Short as Jane Eyre, Ben Warwick as Edward Rochester, Camilla Simson, Eleanor Toms and Oliver Hamilton.

Talking about the news, Artistic Director of Blackeyed Theatre Adrian McDougall said: “Ever since we had to close Jane Eyre, we have been working to develop a response to life without theatres. Like so many, we’re facing a sobering challenge but it’s one we’ve embraced as an opportunity not only to survive the storm but to be stronger, more collaborative and more resilient as an arts provider once theatres reopen. The streaming of Jane Eyre is just one of many initiatives designed to support our artists, engage our audience and ensure our sustainability. It’s a production we’re proud of, and we’re delighted to share it with an online audience.”

Jane Eyre will be available to view on Blackeyed Theatre’s YouTube channel – – and via the company’s digital media page, HUB – – from Sunday 10 May at 19:30.

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