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 155 minutes (including interval)


Winter/Spring 2020 Dates

DateTheatreTown / CityPhoneTickets
Jan 10 - 11Theater Ainsi
The Netherlands
+31(0)43 3505555Ended
Jan 13Park Theater
The Netherlands
+31(0)40 2111122Ended
Jan 15 - 16Hazzlit Theatre
Maidstone01622 758611Ended
Jan 17 - 18Theatre Royal
Margate01843 292795Ended
Jan 20 - 21Castle Theatre
Wellingborough01933 270 007Ended
Jan 22 - 23Albany Theatre
7.30pm (+2pm Thu)
Coventry024 7699 8964Ended
Jan 24 - 25The Kenton Theatre
Henley-on-Thames01491 575698Ended
Jan 28 - Feb 1Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Tue - Thu 7.45pm / Fri - Sat 8pm (+2.30pm Thu & Sat)
Guildford01483 44 00 00Ended
Feb 4 - 5Lighthouse
7.45pm (+1.30pm Wed)
Poole01202 280000Ended
Feb 6 - 8Arena Theatre
7.30pm (+1pm Fri)
Wolverhampton01902 321321Ended
Feb 10 - 12Theatre Severn
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed)
Shrewsbury01743 281281Ended
Feb 13 - 15Garrick Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Lichfield01543 412121Ended
Feb 24 - 26Waterside Arts Centre
7.30pm (+1.30pm Wed)
Sale0161 912 5616Ended
Feb 27 - 29The Theatre
7.45pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Chipping Norton01608 642350Ended
Mar 2- 3Key Theatre
Mon 7.30pm / Tue 2.30pm
Peterborough01733 207239Ended
Mar 5 - 7Devonshire Park Theatre
7.45pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Eastbourne01323 412000Ended
Mar 10 - 11Capitol Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed)
Horsham01403 750220Ended
Mar 12 - 14Connaught Theatre
7.30pm (+2pm Fri)
Worthing01903 206 206Ended
Mar 16 - 18New Theatre Royal
Portsmouth023 9264 9000Ended
Mar 19 - 21Theatre Royal
7.30pm (+2.30pm Sat)
Winchester01962 840 440Cancelled
Mar 24 - 25Town Hall
Loughborough01509 231914Cancelled
Mar 26 - 28Yeadon Town Hall
7.30pm (+2.30pm Fri)
Yeadon0333 666 33 66Cancelled
Mar 30 - Apr 1Hull Truck
7.30pm (+2pm Wed)
Hull01482 323638Cancelled
Apr 2 - 3Performing Arts Centre
Lincoln01522 837600Cancelled
Apr 14 - 18Theatre Royal
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed & Sat)
Bath01225 448844Cancelled
Apr 21 - 22CAST
Doncaster01302 303959Cancelled
Apr 23 - 24Theatre Royal
Wakefield01924 211311Cancelled
Apr 27 - May 2Theatre Royal
8pm (+ 2.30pm Wed & 4.45pm Sat)
Windsor01753 853 888Cancelled
May 5Palace Theatre
Mansfield01623 633133Cancelled
May 6 - 7Middlesbrough Theatre
Middlesbrough01642 815181Cancelled
May 8 - 9Opera House
Buxton01298 72050Cancelled
May 11 - 12Grand Theatre
Lancaster01524 64695Cancelled
May 13 - 14Venue Cymru
7.30pm (+2pm Thu)
Llandudno01492 872000Cancelled
May 19 - 23Lyceum Theatre
7.30pm (+2.30pm Wed & Sat)
Crewe01270 368 242Cancelled


Autumn 2019 Dates

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


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

Fight and Intimacy Director – Enric Ortuño

Set Designer – Victoria Spearing

Costume Designer – Naomi Gibbs

Lighting Designer – Alan Valentine

Technical Company Stage Manager – Benjamin Smith