Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts - Theatre
Dates: Jun. 13, 2012-Jun. 24, 2012
Duration: approximate 160 mins (no intermissions)
Price: VIP/580/500/420/300/180 RMB
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
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Playwright: Yu Rongjun
Director: Wang Xiaoying
Stage design: Liu Kedong
Lighting design: Xing Xin
Leading Cast: Yuan Quan, Wang Luoyong
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 160-minute play, and quickly identified with the characters of the play.
Since the premiere, the play has been staged for 56 times and toured in major cities including Chongqing and Shanghai in 2011. It enjoyed a full house in every performance and was highly praised by media and experts.
Yu Rongjun Playwright
Yuan Quan as Jane Eyre
Wang Luoyong as Rochester