Northern Ballet’s Jayne Ayre Comes to The Grand Opera House

by • January 3, 2018 • Entertainment, FeaturedComments (0)2168

Join one of literature’s most iconic heroines on a journey of courage, romance and tragedy with Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre. Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë, Northern Ballet will bring this beautiful love story to life in Belfast for the first time with performances at Belfast Grand Opera House from 4 – 7 April 2018.

Orphaned at a young age and cruelly treated by her Aunt, Jane Eyre is a plain but intelligent child who grows up knowing little kindness. Sent away to a charitable school, Jane later accepts a position as a Governess at Thornfield, a gentleman’s manor whose master is the dark and impassioned Mr Rochester. In spite of their social differences, an unlikely bond grows between the pair but as their romance develops, it becomes clear that Mr Rochester has a hidden past that threatens to ruin them both. The ultimate dramatic tale of romance, jealousy and dark secrets, Jane Eyre is the story of one woman’s indomitable spirit overcoming all boundaries.

Jane Eyre was originally premièred by Northern Ballet in May 2016 and nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award in 2017. Jane Eyre is choreographed by internationally acclaimed British dance maker Cathy Marston whose recent credits include a new production of Dangerous Liaisons for Danish Royal Ballet in May 2017. Jane Eyre is set to a score of original compositions and existing work compiled and arranged by composer Philip Feeney. Sets and costumes are designed by Patrick Kinmonth, who has worked closely with photographer Mario Testino and designed over 20 theatrical productions. Lighting is designed by Alastair West, whose recent credits include Northern Ballet’s Casanova.

Cathy Marston said: ‘Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was a novel far ahead of its time – a character and a book that continue to provoke and move generation after generation, re-read after re-read.’

Join Northern Ballet for this beautifully timeless tale told through the Company’s unique blend of classical ballet and drama. Tickets are on sale now, to book visit or call the Box Office on 028 9024 1919.

Northern Ballet is holding additional events at the theatre including a pre-show talk offering an intriguing insight into Northern Ballet and the production; as well as an audio-described performance and touch tour for visually-impaired patrons. For more information on these events visit

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