REVIEW: Charlotte Bronte: A Life by Claire Harman

This illuminating biography highlights just how much of Charlotte Bronte’s writing was influenced by her own life and experiences.  Having studied Jane Eyre while at school it seems a shame that it  was only recently while reading this engaging if sombre biography of the author’s life that I realised just how little I knew about… Read More

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, New Victoria Theatre

This three hour long adaptation of the beloved novel can lack in energy in places but it is still beautifully staged.  From the moment the audience steps into the auditorium, there is a sense of the stripped back nature of the production offers something slightly different than an ordinary period drama set on stage –… Read More

Sneak Peek at… the UK tour of Jane Eyre

As the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic production embarks on a UK tour, production images have been released… The new images for Sally Cookson’s production of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel have been released as the show embarks on a major UK tour, featuring 21 cities and will end in a return to the NT’s Lyttelton… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for UK Tour of Sally Cookson’s Jane Eyre

Touring the UK from April, casting for the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic’s co-production of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel has been confirmed.  As 2017 marks the 170th anniversary since Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel was originally published, this touring production will visit venues across the UK from April with Nadia Clifford taking the central role of… Read More

REVIEW: Celebrating Charlotte Bronte: 1816 -1855 @National Portrait Gallery

It might not be the biggest display celebrating the life and career of Charlotte Bronte, but it is still an intimate glimpse of her personality and influences on her writing.  Celebrating Charlotte Bronte: 1816-1855  puts the author’s life and career into context, with a variety of letters and diary entries as well as paintings and sculptures… Read More

PREVIEW: Charlotte Bronte @ The Soane

To celebrate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Charlotte Bronte, Sir John Soane’s Museum will mark the occasion with a special exhibition, celebrating the author’s life.  The exhibition will feature a number of treasures, including sketches of the Bronte sisters that were recently discovered drawn by their sister Anne and going on public display… Read More

PREVIEW: Celebrating Charlotte Bronte: 1816 to 1855, National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has announced a major new display of personal items and manuscripts to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of author Charlotte Bronte.  The display will explore the author’s life, creative development as well as her success professionally. It will feature portraits from the gallery’s collection and 26 items from the Brontë… Read More