Jane Eyre

National Theatre - Lyttleton Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX

Sally Cookson’s acclaimed production of Jane Eyre comes to the National Theatre.

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfi lment on her own terms.

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Jane Eyre plays a strictly limited season from 26 October 2015 until 10 January 2016 at the National Theatre.


From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, 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.


★★★★★ “A flame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism.” The Observer
★★★★★ “Boldly imaginative” Mail on Sunday
★★★★ “Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel gives it the best stage workout it’s had in years” Sunday Times