Jane Eyre

★★★

this fresh and ingenious production of Jane Eyre does not disappoint… 

I really can’t find fault with this impressive production, it has something of everything, and delivers strong performances from a talented company, supported by excellent staging and atmospheric music…

THEATRE SOUTH EAST

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★★★★

One of the most compelling, intelligent adaptations of Jane Eyre I’ve ever seen… 

Short’s Jane has delightful resolute control, tempered with passion. Her silences are as good as anything she says too because this Jane thinks visibly. It’s a near perfect interpretation…

This elegant, rather beautiful production is another triumph for Blackeyed Theatre and a real tribute to director Adrian McDougall 

SUSAN ELKIN, SARDINES MAGAZINE

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★★★★

“ A whirlwind of a production that tells the story of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel with beautiful, intimate flair… 

Director Adrian McDougall has triumphed with a tight ensemble of actor-musicians who handle the text with impressive fluidity, moving through each scene with a wonderfully rich understanding of the emotional rhythms…

overall this Jane Eyre is told beautifully and intimately – you’ll leave with your heart swelling

THE SKINNY

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Kelsey Short breaks every heart in the audience… 

Ben Warwick was born to play the role of Rochester, delivering a stupendously mood- marinaded performance…

This superb production by Blackeyed Theatre marks a dramatic milestone and is warmly recommended 

WORCESTER NEWS

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“ This production was a masterpiece of translation to the stage by Nick Lane for Blackeyed Theatre….

It was pure storytelling from beginning to end and had me gripped throughout…

A work of art in collaborative theatre

HENLEY STANARD

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“ Kelsey Short is just perfect as the heroine, Jane Eyre – she narrates her story as well as acting it and takes us along with her in an inclusive performance as we share her pain, her joy and most importantly her reasoning. She makes us concur with which of life’s paths she chooses to follow next and why….

A refreshing and honest adaptation of a classic tale of which I am sure the famous novelist would most definitely approve…

 Highly recommended splendid night out  

MALVERN OBSERVER

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“ Outstanding Blackeyed Theatre production…

Utterly captivating and convincing …

The cast’s exceptional use of the minimal props available to them was a credit to their dexterity and the guidance of director Adrian McDougall and set designer Victoria Spearing, with boxes and benches offering in the mind’s eye long passageways, doors and dark, secretive rooms 

BROMSGROVE ADVERTISER

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★★★★

“ spectacular world premiere…

Kelsey Short is everything I imagined Jane Eyre to be…

This romantic classic of English Literature has been given a new lease of life with this emotionally charged production of Jane Eyre set to a very fitting score 

BEHIND THE ARRAS

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★★★

“ If Charlotte Brontë could see this play, she would not be disappointed 

FAIRY POWERED PRODUCTIONS

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★★★★

“ Jane Eyre is a well-loved story of a woman’s pursuit of independence and love – a tale adapted countless times and done well by a few. Blackeyed Theatre is one of those few. 

WHAT’S ON MIDLANDS

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“ an incredibly immersive experience…

Kelsey Short’s performance as our independent Gothic heroine Jane was incredibly moving 

MUDDY STILETTOS

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“ a brilliant production with excellent acting and an innovative set “

WORTHING HERALD

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“ Jane is superbly played by Kelsey Short “

BH LIVING

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“ An exceptionally compelling, intelligent adaptation of Jane Eyre…

retains the essence of the radical feminist philosophy which underpins the novel, but which is often sidelined by sentimentalist adaptors “

INK PELLET

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“ This is a refreshing and honest adaptation of a classic tale of which the famous novelist would most definitely approve 

BASINGSTOKE GAZETTE

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“ For anyone studying Jane Eyre, or keen to revisit a much-loved classic, this is a fine night out 

GUILDFORD DRAGON

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“ If you saw their previous show, you know you in for something rather special. And if not, prepare yourself for a treat as the company are very adept at putting on high quality and inventive theatre…

The quality of the acting is excellent…

Blackeyed Theatre are masters of their craft 

CHOICE RADIO

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“ An exciting adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre…

The style of performance delivered by Blackeyed Theatre gives the audience everything they need, and nothing they don’t…

I could hear people around me crying, laughing and gasping 

PLUTONIUM SOX

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