Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Season extended until Saturday, 9 July 2022!

Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging, returns to QPAC this June.

Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a stunning, critically acclaimed adaptation from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (A Christmas Carol, 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.

Featuring original music, written by multi-ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeodJane Eyre will set a fire blazing in your soul.

Another shake & stir production destined for hit status.Stage Whispers 
Nelle Lee was superb as Jane Eyre.The Courier-Mail
shake & stir’s Jane Eyre – hottest ticket in town!Absolute Theatre
shake & stir's Jane Eyre is a blazing success. It will make you think, it will make you feel and it will give you hope.Broadway World


Featuring Julian Garner, Nelle Lee, Jodie le Vesconte and Sarah McLeod
Swings Maddison Burridge, Hilary Harrison, Nick James

Co-Adaptors Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij

Director Michael Futcher
Creative Producers Ross Balbuziente and Nick Skubij
Designer Josh McIntosh
Composer Sarah McLeod
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Additional Music and Sound Designer Guy Webster


    Jane Eyre contains adult themes, simulated violence and supernatural elements and will feature strobe, loud music and fire/smoke/haze effects.

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Presented by shake & stir and QPAC

Proudly supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $75 Concession^ $70 Youth^^ $39
Schools i Admission $30 1 TEACHER FREE PER 12 STUDENTS

^Pension, seniors and full-time students

^^Under 26 years at the time of booking

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    GRADES | 9 to 12
    WARNINGS | Adult themes, simulated violence and supernatural elements. The production will feature strobe, loud music and smoke/haze effects.

    Gothic Theatre
    Transformation of a classic text
    Novel Study / Text Analysis
    Magical Realism
    Ensemble Theatre
    Contemporary Theatre
    Convergent Forms

    Supernatural Intrusions
    Feminism / Gender
    Love / Passion
    Freedom / Entrapment
    Traditional VS Modern

    shake & stir theatre co’s adaptations are punchy, impressive and aim to push boundaries for students. This brand new stage adaptation of Jane Eyre will deepen students’ understanding of the novel or provide an example of contemporary theatre with no prior knowledge necessary. Students can compare and contrast the text and play, exploring the themes and issues presented for a new, modern audience.

    An ideal example of Gothic Theatre for your students. Through shake & stir’s unique approach to storytelling your students will witness a performance of Gothic Theatre, Ensemble Theatre and Magical Realism helping to deepen their understanding and providing an excellent example of how a text can be transformed for the stage. With live music, striking set design, lighting and sound design and clever manipulation of stage craft, this production promises to engage and inspire your students.

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