A new stage production of Jane Eyre, coming to The Swan in Worcester, will ask the difficult questions posed by the novel.

As Jane Eyre put it: “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart!”

A spokesman said: "Hotbuckle Productions return to the Swan Theatre this May with their brand new production of Emily Brontë’s timeless classic, Jane Eyre.

"The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands of her aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom and becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall.

"As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it is overshadowed by doubt, dark shadows and terrible secrets and she must choose between passion and reason."

The date for the diary is Friday, May 31, from 7.30pm.

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