This autumn, Blackeyed Theatre brings to the stage a new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, Jane Eyre.

And the good news, the tour is heading to Malvern Theatres, this September.

A spokesman said: “Adapted by Nick Lane, this spectacular world premiere embarks on a major eight-month tour across the UK and beyond.

“A Gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester.

“Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall - a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.”

The spokesman added: “Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom and remains one of the great triumphs of storytelling.”

Originally Brontë published Jane Eyre under the male pseudonym Currer Bell, in an age when female writers were not always taken seriously.

The literary world became consumed with the identity of the writer but even her publisher didn’t know Currer Bell’s


The spokesman said: “A woman in a man’s world, Brontë wrote of a female character who, in spite of agonising

hardships, manages to persevere and define her own happiness, rather than have it defined for her by others.”

The cast features Kelsey Short as Jane Eyre.

The spokesman added: “In their trademark style, Blackeyed Theatre’s interpretation of Jane Eyre will feature an ensemble cast of actor-musicians. The performance includes live music written specially for the production by award-winning composer George Jennings.”

Director and Producer Adrian McDougall said: “Jane Eyre is simply epic in its vision and scope of ideas, in terms of time and space, and in its sheer emotional depth. I’m very conscious of the responsibility that comes with putting such an important and well-loved novel on stage, but it’s a fantastic challenge for any theatre maker, and one that lends itself perfectly to the highly creative, bold brand of theatricality for which Blackeyed Theatre is known.”

The run at Malvern Theatres will take place from September 24 to September 28.

Tickets and further details: 01684 892277.