Jane Eyre at National Theatre - Lyttelton tickets
Jane Eyre at National Theatre - Lyttelton tickets

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About the show

Following a critically-acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a UK tour, Jane Eyre returns to the Lyttelton Theatre this September. Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is brought to life on stage in this incredible collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic. Director Sally Cookson captures the powerful gothic drama of the original novel in this stunning proto-feminist tale.

The play follows the story of Jane, a smart, unbreakable young woman forging a determined path through the harsh Victorian world. From young age our heroin battles against vicious guardians, brutal orphanage custodians and the untimely deaths of the ones she loves.

Emerging into adulthood she finds herself in the employ of the elusive Mr Rochester, within the walls of the forbidding Thornfield Hall. Strange occurrences and supposed supernatural intrigue act as a compelling backdrop to this iconic gothic love story.

After a critically-acclaimed run as a two-part production at the Bristol Old Vic, Sally Cookson’s now condensed version of Jane Eyre makes its way to the National Theatre. Cookson’s thrilling adaptation perfectly harnesses Brontë’s beautiful coming of age narrative.

Cookson is joined by an incredible creative team, including dramaturgy from Mike Akers, set design by Michael Vale, costume design by Katie Sykes and lighting design by Aideen Malone. Benji Bower is the composer on the project, creating an integral score that uplifts the evolving narrative. Sound design is provided by Dominic Bilkey, with movement coordination by Dan Canham.

Nadia Clifford (Pamona, Hobson’s Choice) stars as Jane Eyre, supported by an tremendous ensemble, featuring Hannah Bristow, Matthew Churcher, Ben Cutler, Tim Delap, Alex Heane, Jenny Johns, Melanie Marshall, Evelyn Miller, Paul Mundell, Dami Olukoya, David Ridley, Lynda Rooke, Francesca Tomlinson and Phoebe Vigor.

This powerful production returns to the National Theatre for a limited run from the 26th September to the 21st of October 2017.

Recommended for

Those who missed the chance to catch this stunning production should book soon for its triumphant return, a beautiful stage adaptation that fans of the novel will adore.

Age Recommendations: 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours
Opened: 26 Sep 2017
Booking from: 20 Oct 2017
Booking until: 21 Oct 2017

Location and map

National Theatre - Lyttelton
National Theatre, Southbank
London, SE1 9PX

20 Reviews Add review

williamburns1 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Went to watch Network and it was one of the most unique theatre shows I have ever experienced - not quite sure how to put it into words,... More

ruthc17 5"8, 51 reviews, 2 helpful votes

An enjoyable adaptation played with gusto by an excellent cast. This was a good team effort with many actors playing multiple parts.... More

moley 5' 6'', 124 reviews, 5 helpful votes

elliemillbank 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An English classic on stage with music, fantastic show.

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 52 reviews, 1 helpful vote

mssmittenkitten 5'10, 92 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Great story and great adaptation, very moving. It was not boring even a second. Highly recommend. Brilliant acting, all cast was amazing.... More

gennadiimiroshnikov 178, 71 reviews, 0 helpful votes

montycamisabundy 6"2, 57 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic, absolutely amazing, I can't fault it in the slightest. I thoroughly enjoyed the production, despite its long length, which... More

jacoman891 5'11", 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes