The silent piano, closed suitcase…under the spotlight, Jane Eyre, in a long grey skirt, bursts into the still life-like stage. In the misty fog, standing outside the Thornfield manor gate, Jane Eyre unintentionally starts the fate engine of the people in this old manor.
In June 2009, Jane Eyre pioneered by NCPA was staged for the first time, and this was also the first interpretation of Charlotte Bronte’s classical novel of the same name on the stage of drama in China. Wang Xiaoying and Yu Rongjun served as the director and the writer respectively. With undiluted poetic language and excellent stage effect, thousands of audiences were immersed into the amazing 135-minute play, and quickly identified with the characters of the play.
Ever since its debut in 2009, this drama version of Jane Eyre has been performed many times at NCPA and other theatres and has toured in such cities as Shanghai, Chongqing, Ningbo, Hangzhou and Fuzhou, with the lead female character Jane Eyre performed by Yuan Quan, Chen Shu and Ju Jie.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of Jane Eyre, the English writer Charlotte Bronte, NCPA will once again stage the drama version of Jane Eyre, with famous Chinese actors Yuan Quan and Wang Luoyong playing the leading roles. Meanwhile, NCPA Drama Ensemble will also join this production of Jane Eyre.
Production: National Centre for the Performing Arts
Co-produced by National Centre for the Performing Arts, National Theatre of China
Presenter: National Theatre of China, National Centre for the Performing Arts
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Playwright: Yu Rongjun
Director: Wang Xiaoying
Stage Design: Liu Kedong
Lighting Design: Xing Xin
Costume Design: Gai Yan
Make-up Design: Zhao He
Leading Cast: Yuan Quan, Wang Luoyong