Jane Eyre (2008) Programme
This is the official printed programme for the production ONLY.
Choreographer: Nicole Tongue
Composer: Julia Gomelskaya
Original Scenario: Lucille Briance
Costume Design: Aya Murayama
Set Design: Terry Parsons
Lighting Design: Mark Jonathan
Jane Eyre tells the story of a young orphan who is terribly bullied by her cousins and wrongly denounced a liar at school. But Jane’s strength of character and good nature mean that she eventually becomes a dearly loved teacher at the same school. Jane is offered the post of Governess at Thornfield Hall by Mr Rochester, a mysterious and brooding man. With eerie noises from the attic and strange house fires, something is amiss at Thornfield Hall. Romantic feelings blossom between Jane and Rochester and they fall in love. But on the night they agree to wed, Jane discovers a huge secret.
Jane Eyre is Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece first published in 1848. The adaptation by London Children’s Ballet in 2008 starts with Jane, aged 10, living with her cruel cousins and follows her years at Lowood Charity School. It moves on to her life as a Governess, at Thornfield Hall, to French girl Adèle Varens, the ward of the mysterious Mr Rochester. Rochester falls in love with Jane and proposes marriage to her. But on the eve of their wedding day, the secret of Bertha, his first, mad wife emerges...