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Jane Eyre

A co-production with Bristol Old Vic

based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
devised by the original company

26 September to 21 October 2017
Running Time: 3 hours inc interval

Jane Eyre

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a UK tour, Jane Eyre returns this September.

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.

This innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson.

Please note: This production contains loud noises, flashing lights and strobe-like effect.

Purchase the playtext from our Bookshop


5 star rating

Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism

5 star rating

Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some

Mail On Sunday
4 star rating

Sally Cookson's Jane Eyre is a joy to watch. It has a vibrancy that captures the spirit of the novel, and the spirit of its heroine

Time Out
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
4 star rating

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Brontë's 1847 novel gives it the best stage workout it's had in years

Sunday Times

Access Performances

Audio-described performance

Saturday 21 October 1.30pm (Touch Tour 12 noon)
These performances have a live audio description of what is happening on-stage that can be heard through headphones. This is so that blind or visually impaired people can also enjoy the performance. A Touch Tour is for blind people to touch the set to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance. 


Jane Eyre | A scene from the play

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Jane Eyre Production Gallery

Jane Eyre | Teaser Trailer

Watch the trailer for Jane Eyre, which is now in the Lyttelton Theatre until 21 October.

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Production team

Photography (Nadia Clifford) by Mads Perch

Production photography by BrinkhoffMögenburg

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