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Celebrating Charlotte Brontë

Published on Thursday 21 April, 2016

After its successful world première tour in 2016, we are delighted to be touring Jane Eyre as part of our Spring 2018 season. As we look ahead to the performances, we're celebrating the impact that Charlotte Brontë and her writings still have today.

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Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Bradford on 21 April 1816. Four years later the Brontës moved to the nearby village of Haworth. To this day tourists from around the world visit this small Yorkshire village to discover the place where Charlotte and her sisters lived and wrote.

Much has been written about Charlotte, her siblings and the publication of her novels but US website Bustle lists eleven things you may not know about Charlotte.

The Brontës' experiences were somewhat different to life for most people today, so the Guardian asks, "Can we truly understand Charlotte Brontë or her heroine?"

 

See more Jane Eyre photos here.

It has been speculated that the story of Jane Eyre was born out of her own experiences as a governess; the Belfast Telegraph looks into the raging passions of Charlotte's life.

The Yorkshire Post invited seven authors to discuss what the Brontë sisters mean to them.

Charlotte and the whole Brontë family are so very closely associated with Yorkshire. The Morley Observer looks at two centuries of their connections with our home county.

In 2016 the Yorkshire Post also spoke with Cathy Marston, the choreographer of Jane Eyre, about the ballet, her inspiration and thoughts of Charlotte Brontë.

Finally the BBC has a quiz to find out how Jane Eyre you are

Today, 170 years after Jane Eyre was first published, one thing is for certain – Charlotte's writing has inspired many people and her legacy is assured.  We'll most certainly still be celebrating her and her writing for many years to come.

 

The views expressed in blogs are those of the author and not necessarily of Northern Ballet.

Venues

Jane Eyre
Leeds Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700*
Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary.
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
5
6
7
7.30
8
2.30
7.30
9
7.30
10
2.30
7.30
11
12
13
7.30
14
7.30
15
16
17
18

Tickets £12.00 – £50.00

Shown prices include theatre's per-ticket fees. Concessions and group discounts are available. Transaction/handling fee may apply.

Jane Eyre
Belfast Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
2
3
4
7.30
5
2.00
7.30
6
7.30
7
2.30
7.30
8

Tickets £18.25 – £44.25

Prices include theatre's per ticket fees. Booking fees will apply. Concessions and group discounts available.

Jane Eyre
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
9
10
7.45
11
7.45
12
2.00
7.45
13
7.45
14
3.00
7.45
15

Tickets £10.00 – £39.00

Jane Eyre
Cardiff New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
23
24
7.30
25
7.30
26
2.30
7.30
27
7.30
28
2.30
7.30
29

Tickets £32.00 – £12.00

Prices include theatre's per-ticket fees. Concessions and group discounts available.

Postage to a UK address is charged at £1.00. 

Jane Eyre
London Sadler's Wells
020 7863 8000
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
14
15
7.30
16
7.30
17
2.30
7.30
18
7.30
19
2.30
7.30
20

Tickets £12.00 – £47.50

Transaction fee applies: £3 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office. 

Jane Eyre
Salford The Lowry
0843 208 6010*
Calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary.
Times & prices
M T W T F S S
4
5
6
7.30
7
2.00
7.30
8
7.30
9
2.00
7.30
10

Tickets £15.50 – £35.00

Prices are subject to booking fees. Delivery fees may also apply.

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.