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Jane Eyre

devised by the Company
based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë

From April 2017
Running Time: 3 hours inc interval

On Tour in the UK

Jane Eyre

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre will be touring the UK from April 2017. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson.

The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

 

Jane Eyre Education

Ideal for teaching KS4-KS5 curriculum in English and Drama
Sally Cookson’s thrilling adaptation of this classic novel is a fantastic production for students studying English and Drama at KS4-5.  Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Bronte’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever.  This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.  A range of short films are available to support your students’ visit to the production.

Jane Eyre Devising Workshop
Director Sally Cookson’s adaptation focuses on the life-story rather than love story of Jane Eyre.  This highly practical workshop, led by a member of the play’s creative team, looks at how this text was brought to life through devising and provides opportunities to find the voice of well-known characters and much-loved storylines through movement, music and improvisation.
Suitable for teachers, practitioners or KS4-5 drama students.
Cost £180
These will be offered via venues where the production is playing, at selected times during the run. Please contact your local theatre for full details.

Confirmed tour dates for 2017:
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Salford, The Lowry
Saturday 8 – Saturday 15 April
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Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 April
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Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 April
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Plymouth, Theatre Royal
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 May
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Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Monday 8 – Saturday 13 May
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Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
Monday 15 – Saturday 20 May
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York, Grand Opera House
Monday 22 – Saturday 27 May
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Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Monday 29 May – Saturday 3 June
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Glasgow, Theatre Royal
Monday 5 – Saturday 10 June
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Richmond Theatre
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 June
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Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
Monday 19 – Saturday 24 June
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Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
Tuesday 27 June – Saturday 1 July
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Newcastle, Theatre Royal
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 July
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Milton Keynes Theatre
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 July
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Norwich Theatre Royal
Monday 17 - Saturday 22 July
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Brighton, Theatre Royal
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 July
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Leeds, Grand Theatre
Monday 31 July – Saturday 5 August
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Belfast, Grand Opera House
Monday 21 – Saturday 26th August
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Aberdeen, His Majesty’s
Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September
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Birmingham, Repertory Theatre
Monday 4 – Saturday 16 September
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Further dates and venues to be added

5 star rating

'Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism.'

Observer
5 star rating

'Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some.'

Mail On Sunday
4 star rating

‘Original, engaging and unexpectedly funny. Full of intelligent detail.’

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

‘A fresh, exciting and endlessly inventive production.’

Evening Standard

Images from the production at the National Theatre

Jane Eyre: The Devising Process

Director Sally Cookson and the original Jane Eyre Company talk about bringing Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece to life on stage.

More info