About the show
Sally Cookson’s five-star Jane Eyre lights up the National Theatre.
Sally Cookson’s acclaimed production of Jane Eyre returns to London’s National Theatre following its previous run at the same venue and a UK tour. Devised by the company, this collaboration with the National Theatre has wowed audiences ever since it premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in 2014 as a two-part production. They’ve since condensed it into a single three-hour long show, but it still contains all the thrills it did on its first outing.
Charlotte Brontë’s first published Jane Eyre in 1847. It has since become one of the most famous novels in English. There have also been multiple film and television adaptations made of it.
Cookson’s stage adaptation radically re-visits the Victorian masterpiece. The play draws attention to Jane’s steadfast determination to overcome all obstacles and stay true to her own happiness. Using design by Michael Vale and movement by Dan Canham, Jane Eyre is a visually splendid piece of theatre. Real flames flickering onstage illuminate the show’s striking colour and ensemble work.
For its return to the National Theatre, Nadia Clifford and Tim Delap will play Jane Eyre and Rochester. Clifford’s previous roles include Pomona for the National Theatre. Delap’s credits include The Woman In Black in the West End and also All’s Well That Ends Well for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The pair will be in conversation at the NT on 9 October.
Hannah Bristow, Matthew Churcher, Ben Cutler, Alex Heane, Jenny Johns, Melanie Marshall, Evelyn Miller, Paul Mundell, Dami Olukoya, David Ridley, Lynda Rooke, Francesca Tomlinson and Phoebe Vigor complete the cast.
The Observer and the Mail On Sunday give Jane Eyre five stars. Susannah Clapp, writing in the Observer, calls it “Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism.”
Jane Eyre runs from 26 September – 21 October 2017 at the National Theatre.
Map & Location
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