Images: Curtain up on Jane Eyre ballet's five-venue tour

THE NORTHERN Ballet production of Jane Eyre is under- way in Doncaster ahead of a five-venue tour of the country.

Dress Rehearsal of Northern Ballet's production Jane Eyre at the Cast Theatre, Doncaster. Picture by Simon Hulme

The production, an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, has been choreographed by acclaimed international dance maker Cathy Marston and the new full-length ballet premiered during the 200th anniversary year of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.

After performing in Doncaster, the company will move to Richmond, Aylesbury, Wolverhampton, Stoke and Leicester between May and June.

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Jane Eyre is Cathy Marston’s second full-length production for Northern Ballet following her creation of the Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities for the company in 2008.

Dress Rehearsal of Northern Ballet's production Jane Eyre at the Cast Theatre, Doncaster. Picture by Simon Hulme

She has brought onboard composer Philip Feeney to compile and arrange a score for Jane Eyre made up of original compositions and existing work.

Cathy Marston said: “Creating for Northern Ballet is a joy because everyone in the organisation shares my passion for telling and digging deep into stories through dance.”

Jane Eyre is at Cast in Doncaster today and tomorrow. Call 01302 303959 or visit castindoncaster.com. For full details go to the website at northernballet.co.uk.

Dress Rehearsal of Northern Ballet's production Jane Eyre at the Cast Theatre, Doncaster. Picture by Simon Hulme