Jane Eyre - National Theatre

Jane Eyre at the National Theatre

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Jane Eyre at the National Theatre.

Sally Cookson’s acclaimed re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre returns to the National Theatre this September.

Almost 170 years on, this classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. Sally Cookson’s bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

Jane Eyre plays a strictly limited season from 26 September 2017 until 21 October 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.


The cast features Hannah Bristow, Mathew Churcher, Nadia Clifford, Ben Cutler, Tim Delap, Alex Heane, Jenny Johns, Melanie Marshall,, Evelyn Miller, Paul Mundell, Dami Olukoya, David Ridley, Lynda Rooke, Francesca Tomlinson, Phoebe Vigor


Directed by Sally Cookson, with dramaturgy by Mike Akers, set design by Michael Vale, costume design by Katie Sykes, lighting design by Aideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound by Dominic Bilkey and movement by Dan Canham.


★★★★★ “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

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 21 October 2017

Venue Information

National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1

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