Charlotte Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging will be beautifully realised in this bold new stage adaptation.

Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original production from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (Animal Farm, Dracula).

Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey towards truth and freedom.

This stunning new production, featuring original music by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.

"shake & stir's Jane Eyre is a blazing success. It will make you think, it will make you feel and it will give you hope." Broadway World

"shake & stir’s Jane Eyre - hottest ticket in town! Top marks to Director Michael Futcher. The cast received a rapturous ovation and deserved it." Absolute Theatre

English students will find shake & stir theatre co’s adaptations are punchy, impressive and aim to push boundaries. This brand-new stage adaptation of Jane Eyre will deepen students’ understanding of the novel or provide an example of contemporary theatre with no prior knowledge necessary. Students can compare and contrast the text and play, exploring the themes and issues presented for a new, modern audience.

Jane Eyre is also an ideal example of Gothic Theatre for your Drama students. Through shake & stir’s unique approach to storytelling your students will witness a performance of Gothic Theatre, Ensemble Theatre and Magical Realism helping to deepen their understanding and providing an excellent example of how a text can be transformed for the stage. With live music, striking set design, lighting and sound design and clever manipulation of stage craft, this production promises to engage and inspire your students.

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Nothing is more important than your safety, which is why we are operating in accordance with Glen Street Theatre COVID Safe practices. The COVID Safe practices applicable at the time of your visit will be made available here. This event is at 100% capacity.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Hero Photography credit: Photo by Dylan Evans.

Age range

14 – 18 years (Stage 5 – Stage 6 HSC)

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School show time

Thu 26 May - 11:00 am


1 teacher admitted FREE for every 15 students.

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