I'm going to see Jane Eyre at the Theatre Royal Brighton in July and it's a production I'm really excited to see. It's certainly done in a style that I really used to enjoy working in when I was teaching / directing and I think it looks a brilliant example for Drama students to see - loads to learn about the metaphor of theatre performance.
So I thought I'd share some of the video resources I have found online about the production and perhaps whet some appetites about seeing it live.
The piece is devised by the company and director from the original text, and here's a video about their process.
Here's a video about the production that was shown in the interval at the NT Live performances that explores the production in a little more detail.
Movement and Music are integral to this production and below are two videos about the development of these in the piece.
In such a fluid production as this, design plays a hugely important role, not just to provide a context for the action, but to frame the actors' work in order for the meanings to become clear in performance.
And finally a short film about adapting novels for the stage.
This production has got fantastic reviews so if you want to see a production that endeavours to be imaginative and creative with text, character and space then check out the National Theatre website for tour dates. For those in Sussex it's in Brighton in the last week of July.