National Theatre at Home continues with their five-star production of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, a collaboration with Bristol Old Vic. Here’s everything you need to watch the show and support home learning with their free teaching resources.
About 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.
Please note, this filmed performance was given a BBFC rating of 12A, and it contains some strong language.
For more information on the show, click here.
Jane Eyre Teaching Resources.
Download the National Theatre’s official education pack. The resource helps you and your students explore the production at home with information and insights into the show and process.
The pack also supports GCSE and A Level students reviewing the show. The resource gives highlights and suggestions of what to look for in the production. Jane Eyre is an excellent example of form and style, adaptation and performance skills.
Find out more about how the company adapted Charlotte Brontë’s novel for the stage. The National Theatre has created a series of short films exploring:
Jane Eyre: The devising process.
In this video, Director Sally Cookson and the Jane Eyre Company talk about bringing Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece to life on stage.
National Theatre At Home.
National Theatre At Home is a way of seeing some of the NT’s famous work from the comfort of our homes, each Thursday from 7pm.
The series kicked off with their hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors. They continued with a range of productions including Jane Eyre, Treasure Island, Frankenstein, Barber Shop Chronicles and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Currently available is the Nottingham Playhouse production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III. Small Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Blancs, The Deep Blue Sea and Amadeus has also been announced.
How to watch Jane Eyre
The National Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.
Find out more about the National Theatre’s Educational Offering
As well as the National Theatre Collection, the NT offers a wide range of education packs, educational videos and other resources that you can use for free.
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