THE National Theatre’s Production of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is to be broadcast on You Tube.

The acclaimed, inventive adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel is being shown as part of National Theatre at Home, a new initiative screening a selection of much-loved productions from the company for free over the next two months.

The innovative re-imagining of Jane Eyre was a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic. Almost 170 years after it was written, Charlotte Bronte’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever, and this bold, dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, spirited Jane Eyre 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 acclaimed re-imagining of Bronte’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic in 2015 and transferred to the National in the same year with a revival in 2017. It will be shown on the National Theatre’s You Tube channel on Thursday at 7pm.

During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres and cinemas, National Theatre At Home is providing access to a range of content online for audiences in their homes. Audiences worldwide can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7pm, and they will then be available on demand for seven days.

Following Jane Eyre, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island will be screened on April 16, and Twelfth Night on April 23, featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia. Further titles are to be announced.

Alongside streamed productions, National Theatre At Home will also feature accompanying interactive content such as Q&As with cast and creative teams and post-stream talks.

The National Theatre’s mission is to make world class theatre to reach the widest possible audience and to be as inclusive, diverse, national and global..

National Theatre Live turned ten in June last year - the date of the first ever NT Live broadcast which was Phédre starring Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren. Over the last 10 years more than 80 theatre productions have been shown in 3,500 venues worldwide - reaching an overall audience of more than 10 million people. NT Live currently screens in 2,500 venues across 65 countries.

Recent broadcasts include Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy, Present Laughter with Andrew Scott, Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, All My Sons with Sally Field and Bill Pullman, All About Eve with Gillian Anderson and Lily James, Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller.

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