Experiencing Jane Eyre
Derbyshire Life|March 2017

Romantic Haddon Hall takes on a familiar guise with a different twist to give modern audiences a compelling new take on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel.

Janette Sykes

STROLLING is to take on a dramatic new dimension in the enchanting and atmospheric setting of Haddon Hall. On 4th, 5th and 6th April the Manners family home on the fringe of Bakewell will be the romantic backdrop for a series of live literary performances featuring Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre.

Filmgoers and TV drama buffs are well used to seeing one of the most famous books in the English language portrayed at the cinema and on the small screen. The first film version was directed in 1994 by Franco Zefferelli and featured Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt. Twelve years later a BBC drama series was screened, with Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens in the leading roles. Then a second film, released in 2010, starred Dame Judi Dench and Michael Fassbender, and introduced newcomer Mia Wasikowska as Jane.

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