Jane Eyre

A new theatre adaptation of Jane Eyre will tour the UK this year from April to September, opening at The Lowry in Salford.

2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Jane Eyre, the novel by Charlotte Brontë.

Described as a story of one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment, Jane Eyre follows the tale of heroine Jane and her growth to adulthood.

The new tour, co-produced by the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, will open at The Lowry in Salford on 8th April.

It will then visit cities including Sheffield, Aylesbury, Plymouth, Southampton, Edinburgh and York, before closing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 16th September.

Cast and creative

Nadia Clifford will take on the central role of Jane Eyre and Tim Delap will play Mr Rochester. Other confirmed cast members include Hannah Bristow, Melanie Marshall and Paul Mundell.

The new version of Jane Eyre was originally presented in two parts at Bristol Old Vic, and then transferred to the National Theatre, re-imagined as a single performance.

The production was devised by the original company, with set designs by Michael Vale, costumes by Katie Sykes, lighting by Aideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound by Dominic Bilkey, movement by Dan Canham and dramaturgy by Mike Akers. 

You can watch the trailer for the new production of Jane Eyre below:

Selected Jane Eyre tour dates

•    Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield: 18th – 22nd April
•    Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: 9th – 13th May
•    Festival Theatre, Edinburgh: 15th – 20th May
•    New Victoria Theatre, Woking; 29th May – 3rd June
•    Richmond Theatre: 12th – 17th June
•    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: 27th June – 1st July
•    Milton Keynes Theatre: 10th – 15th July
•    Brighton Theatre Royal: 24th – 29th July

Group travel organisers should contact their chosen venue for information on group rates.

For further information visit www.janeeyreonstage.co.uk.

(Photo credit: Manuel Harlan).