01 May 2020, Posted by admin in Latest3

We’re very pleased to announce we will be streaming free online our production of Jane Eyre, which was forced to close on 16 March as a result of COVID-19.

Seen by over 19,000 people in 40 towns and cities across the UK, Jane Eyre had been due to continue its UK tour until 23 May before spending a month in China, but with the cancellation of all remaining performances, many ticket holders have been left disappointed. We’re delighted therefore to be able to share our archive recording of the show, filmed at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell in September 2019.

The performance will premiere on Youtube on Sunday 10 May at 19:30 and it will be available to watch free of charge until Sunday 17 May at 23:30.

Artistic Director Adrian McDougall said, “Ever since we had to close Jane Eyre, we have been working to develop a response to life without theatres. Like so many, we face a sobering challenge, but it’s one we’ve embraced as an opportunity not only to survive the storm but to be stronger, more collaborative and more resilient as an arts provider once theatres reopen. The streaming of Jane Eyre is just one of many initiatives designed to support our artists, engage our audience and ensure our sustainability. It’s a production we’re proud of, and we’re delighted to share it with an online audience”.

The performance of Jane Eyre features Kelsey Short, Ben Warwick, Camilla Simson, Eleanor Toms and Oliver Hamilton. Adapted for the stage from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Nick Lane, the production features original music by George Jennings. It is directed by Adrian McDougall, with musical direction by Ellie Verkerk, movement direction by Sammy Fonfe, and fight and intimacy direction by Enric Ortuño. Lucy Fennell (Assistant Director), Victoria Spearing (Set Designer), Alan Valentine (Lighting Designer), Naomi Gibbs (Costume Designer) and Benjamin Smith (Technical Stage Manager) complete the artistic team.

Jane Eyre will be available to view on our Youtube channel and via the our digital media page, HUB from Sunday 10 May at 19:30.

If you’re thinking of tuning in, you may find the following links useful:

Also on HUB you will find interviews with Nick Lane and the cast.

Download the official show programme

Watch the trailer

Check out audience reaction

Read the reviews

Education Pack


  • DBryson

    Saw this at Dundee Rep . Absolutely amazing production . Can’t wait !

    • admin

      Brilliant. Hope you enjoy it!

  • Janet Millis

    Looking forward so much to seeing this production again. Thankyou for all the lengths you have gone to in making this video available for us to enjoy. Can’t wait An adaptation like no other.

    • admin

      Very kind of you to say Janet. Thank you. Very much hope you enjoy watching it again.

      • Mady

        I shared this with the Expats Group and Sharing & Caring Group in Maastricht.
        Your Jane Eyre is one of the best theater plays we ever saw.

        • admin

          We loved our time in Maastricht and hope to be back in January! Thanks for sharing the link.

  • phil

    Saw production at Malvern – loved it – took me back to days of watching local rep company in Worcester. Those were the days with talent such as Kevin Whately, Imelda Staunton and Nicola McCaulife. Your production and actors similar standard. watched on line version last night – enjoyed again. off to make donation.


    • admin

      Hi Phil. That’s very kind of you. Really chuffed to hear you were able to enjoy it a second time. All best wishes