Jane Eyre

Touring the UK from September 2019

by Charlotte Brontë

Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane

Produced in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will” 

In Autumn 2019, Blackeyed Theatre brings to the stage a brand new adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall, a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.

Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom, and lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling.

Recommended for age 11+

Running time: Approx 120 minutes (including interval)


Autumn 2019 Dates

DateTheatreTown / CityPhoneTickets
Sept 18 - 20Wilde Theatre
7.45pm (+1pm Thu)
Bracknell01344 484123
Sept 24 - 28Festival Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed & Sat)
Malvern01684 892277
Sept 30 - Oct 1Rhodes Arts
Bishop's Stortford01279 710200
Oct 2 - 3Hertford Theatre
7.45pm (+1.30pm Thu)
Hertford01992 531500
Oct 4 - 5Broadway Theatre
Letchworth01462 681088
Oct 7 - 9Norwich Playhouse
Mon 7.30pm / Tue 1pm & 7.30pm / Wed 10.30am
Norwich01603 598598
Oct 10 - 11Marina Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Fri)
Lowestoft01502 533200
Oct 15 - 16Shanklin Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed)
Isle of Wight01983 868000
Oct 17 - 19Haymarket
7.30pm (+2pm Sat)
Basingstoke01256 844244
Oct 22 - 23Octagon Theatre
Yeovil01935 422884
Oct 24 - 25Corn Exchange
Newbury0845 5218 218
Oct 28 - Nov 2Dundee Rep
7.30pm (+2.30pm Thu & Sat)
Dundee01382 223530
Nov 5 - 6Gala Theatre
Durham0300 026 6600
Nov 8 - 9The Atkinson
7.30pm (+2pm Sat)
Southport01704 533333
Nov 12 - 13Towngate Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed)
Basildon01268 205 300
Nov 14 - 16Theatre Royal
7.30pm (+3pm Sat)
Bury St Edmunds01284 769505
Nov 18 - 19Stahl Theatre
Oundle01832 273930
Nov 20 - 21Stantonbury Theatre
Milton Keynes01908 324466
Nov 22 - 23Cornerstone
Didcot01235 515144
Nov 25 - 26Luton Library Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Tue)
Luton01582 878100
Nov 27 - 28Bridge House Theatre
Warwick01926 776438
Nov 29 - 30Arts Centre
Aberystwyth01970 62 32 32Booking soon

Spring 2020 dates to be announced soon!


Jane Eyre

Kelsey Short

Mr Edward Rochester / Mr Brocklehurst

Ben Warwick

Mrs Fairfax / Aunt Reed / Bertha Mason / Mary Rivers

Camilla Simson

Blanche Ingram / Georgianna Reed / Helen Burns / Adele Varens / Diana Rivers

Eleanor Toms

St John Rivers / John Reed / Mr Mason

Oliver Hamilton

Director – Adrian McDougall

Composer – George Jennings

Assistant Director – Lucy Fennell

Musical Director – Ellie Verkerk

Movement Director – Sammy Fonfe

Set Designer – Victoria Spearing

Costume Designer – Naomi Gibbs

Lighting Designer – Alan Valentine