Jane Eyre

Next date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022 | 07:30 PM to 09:50 PM

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s iconic gothic tale, boldly adapted for the stage by critically-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co.  

Event Description

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 and by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.

“A blazing success” Broadway World

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

Post-Show Q&A with the cast after the performance

Creative team:

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


Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and shake & stir theatre co


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

 Jane Eyre - shake and stir theatre - Logos 

 Thanks to our 2022 partners:

FAC Partners theatre cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre

Information for Schools

Expression of Interest form

This performance has been selected for schools due to its educational value and alignment with the Victorian Curriculum. Let us know if you are interested in organising a booking for your students to see this show by completing our EOI form.

We will be in contact when bookings open and you can then confirm your seats with Box Office.

Detailed Warnings for Teachers

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

Secondary: Years 9

Subject Links



Gothic Theatre


Supernatural Intrusions

Feminism / Gender

Love / Passion

Freedom / Entrapment

Power Traditional VS Modern

English Subject Connections

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.

Drama Subject Connections

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..

Information for Educators

A tale of family and independence, this adaptation of a classic will engage students. Incredible staging and dynamic storytelling brings the story to a contemporary audience.

There will be a Post-Show Q&A with the cast following the performance.

Pre-show Cocktail Party

This is the perfect way to enjoy your theatre experience - be treated to a complimentary arrival drink and then a delicious menu of canapés to set the scene. You can mingle with other theatre guests or claim a seating area to catch up with friends. 

Members $50 per member

Full $55 per person


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COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.


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













  • Wednesday, 17 August 2022 | 07:30 PM - 09:50 PM

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