Bronte novel is brought to the theatre stage

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One of Charlotte Bronte’s most famous novels will be brought to the Wellingborough stage next week.

The Castle will provide the setting for Hull Truck Theatre’s new adaptation of the gothic novel Jane Eyre; a classic story of love, loss and redemption.

Coming from the background of a harsh childhood controlled by unfeeling adults, the heroine Jane Eyre has to develop an independent outlook to make her own way in the world.

Gaining employment as a governess, to earn her own living, she travels to the remote Thornfield Hall, a house of locked doors and a dangerous secret.

There she strikes up an unusual and close relationship with her employer, Mr Rochester. But as Jane learns to trust and love this man, she soon discovers there is more to his past than meets the eye.

Hull Truck has been touring productions since 1971. This will be a return visit to The Castle for this company, following on from its production of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, performed in Wellingborough in 2011.

Jane Eyre will be performed on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 or £13. For more information, or to book tickets, ring the box office on 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk.