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Jane Eyre

National Theatre, 2017

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.

Creative Team


Original Book by Charlotte Brontë

Director - Sally Cookson

Dramaturg - Mike Akers

Set Designer - Michael Vale

Costume Designer - Katie Sykes

Lighting Designer - Aideen Malone

Music - Benji Bower

Sound Designer - Dominic Bilkey

Movement - Dan Canham


Praise for
Jane eyre 


Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism  



Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some  

Mail On Sunday


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


Original, engaging and unexpectedly funny. Full of intelligent detail  

Daily Telegraph


A fresh, exciting and endlessly inventive production  

Evening Standard


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

Sunday Times



Meet the Actor Musicians

The band perform a song live for BBC Radio Northampton. Composed by Benji Bower
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