Published: 14:38, 09 April 2020
| Updated: 10:07, 10 April 2020
The latest in a series of top flight theatre screenings during lockdown will broadcast tonight.
The National Theatre's production of Jane Eyre - part of National Theatre At Home, launched to give people access to live theatre for audiences staying at home - will be shown on the company's YouTube channel tonight.
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane promises to be as inspiring as ever in the dynamic production which was first staged by Bristol Old Vic in 2015 and transferred to the National in the same year with a revival in 2017.
The show, which will be screened at 7pm tonight, will be one in a series which are being made available for free and will be available on demand for seven days.
Following Jane Eyre, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island will be screened next Thursday, April 16, and Twelfth Night the following Thursday, April 23, featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.
Treasure Island starts on a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.
The National Theatre Live turned 10 last year. Its mission is to make world class theatre that’s entertaining, challenging and inspiring – and to make it for everyone, to reach the widest possible audience and to be as inclusive, diverse and national as possible.
Further titles are set to be announced should lockdown continue. To find out more go to nationaltheatre.org.uk.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Sadler's Wells are also providing free screenings. To find out what you can watch click here.