Jane Eyre

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 31 August - 01 September 2022
Category Theatre

Riverside Theatres Presents
By Charlotte Brontë
Adapted and Created by shake & stir theatre co

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.

Performance Warnings: 
This performance contains adult themes, simulated violence and supernatural elements and will feature strobe lighting, loud music and fire/smoke/haze effects.

Please Note: 
*1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.

**Please apply for the Education Ticket Subsidy via the Online School Subsidy booking link. Your subsidy request is dependent on your schools ICSEA score.

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue with the NSW Government. The health and safety of all Riverside patrons and staff is at the forefront of all our operations. Our policies are consistently reviewed and will be updated in line with NSW Health guidelines and advice. Please review our Conditions of Entry & Patron Safety page prior to attending Riverside Theatres for the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Hero Photo by Dylan Evans
Production Photography by David Fell

“A blazing success” Broadway World

“Another shake & stir production destined for hit status.” Stage Whispers

 “There’s no doubt it’s another shake & stir production destined for hit status – with memorable performances, spectacular staging, and a classic story that’s had an invigorating new coat of paint.” Stage Whispers

“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

“shake & stir’s Jane Eyre – hottest ticket in town! Top marks to Director Michael Futcher. The cast received a rapturous ovation and deserved it.” Absolute Theatre

“Nelle Lee was superb as Jane Eyre.” The Courier-Mail

“AND that’s what sets it apart, the staging and the blistering vocals and the piano underscore. The lead singer/guitarist of The Superjesus is a powerhouse and more than earns her onstage stripes with her searing performances in various roles but especially as the violent Bertha.” Stage Whispers

“Indeed, this is a powerful original adaptation, characterised by integrity and intelligence, set to sell out and then rise from the ashes to take Brisbane’s best out in tour of the country.” Blue Curtains Brisbane

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

Jane Eyre Credits

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

(Stages 5 – 6)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Jane Eyre Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.

For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

Riverside’s Risk Assessment & Covid Safe Plan
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Dates and Times:

Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 7:30pm
Thursday 1 September 2022 at 11am
Thursday 1 September 2022 at 7:30pm

Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 11am
Thursday 1 September 2022 at 11am


2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Ticket Prices

$49 - 74
Concession $44 - 55
$59 - 79
Concession $55 - 65
Groups 8+ $62
Schools Ticket Subsidy Students/Teachers** $15

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School Bookings $4.60
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