I think I had good reason to be dubious about a ‘holocaust ballet’, which is what I faced myself with this evening at Richmond Theatre. The thought of dancing Nazis and over-sentimentality filled me with unease, and a trace of dread. However, Northern Ballet surprised me; ballet, they showed, can …

Charlotte Bronte‚Äôs Jane Eyre is of course best known in its original form as a novel, but there have been numerous adaptations since its original publication in 1847 and it remains firmly in the English literary cannon, as well as the modern cultural consciousness. The most recent play adaptation was …