Charlotte Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging, blazes the country in 2022.
Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaptation from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (Animal Farm, Dracula).
Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey toward truth and freedom.
This stunning new production, featuring original music, written by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.
Cast and Creatives
Co-Adaptors Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij
Director Michael Futcher
Designer Josh McIntosh
Composer Sarah McLeod
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Additional Music and Sound Designer Guy Webster
“A blazing success” Broadway World
“Another shake & stir production destined for hit status.” Stage Whispers
About shake & stir
Established in 2006, shake & stir theatre co is one of the largest privately owned and operated theatre companies in Australia and a major force on the national and NZ touring landscape. Whether presenting staged adaptations of classic literature, contemporary Shakespeare for young people or politically and socially motivated new work, shake & stir are renowned as producers of high-quality entertainment incorporating cutting edge production values with contemporary relevance and diverse audience appeal. shakeandstir.com.au
Presented by Shake and Stir Theatre Co. and the City of Karratha
Hero Photography credit: Photo by Dylan Evans
Production Photography credit: Photo by David Fell
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.