Born into an oppressive colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman, Edward Rochester. Edward, drawn to her playful beauty, soon proposes, but their marriage has been arranged by Antoinette’s stepbrother, for anything but romantic reasons. Rochester is more interested in her wealth, than he is in her. Despite Edward’s mercenary motives, the couple enjoy a honeymoon period of blissful innocence and sexual awakening, with their cultural differences temporarily cast to one side. But when disturbing rumours begin to circulate about Antoinette’s past, Edward, terrified by the secrets and with a growing sense of unease at Antoinette’s burgeoning sensuality, is poisoned against her. Making the decision to take her to England – where he locks her in the attic - she remains under lock and key for 15 years. Until the fateful night, just prior to Edward's next marriage. To one Jane Eyre. Wide Sargasso Sea, a passionate adaptation of Jean Rhys’ prequel to Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece is a beautiful and moving story, with the humid technicolour of Jamaica providing a rich contrast to the grey, unsettling mores of 19th century marriage.