In 1847 Charlotte Brontë wrote the romance novel JANE EYRE in the Gothic genre “Bildungsroman Romance”, all about the fictional heroine/protagonist. The clever dialogue provides social criticism that includes many topics, including poverty, class, feminism, sexuality, religion and Christian morality. We follow Jane’s moral and spiritual development during her life, constantly searching for love, from her childhood, firstly as an orphan, her education at Lowood School, her employment first as a teacher and then as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Later her romantic involvement with her employer, the mysterious and moody Edward Rochester, the owner of Thornfield Hall.
Original music composed by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, and songs performed live by cast member Sarah McLeod, who was the former lead vocalist of rock band THE SUPERJESUS. JANE EYRE adapted and created by shake & stir theatre co.
The immediate sombre mood reflected in the design of mostly dark grey-coloured multiple level set, that provided every required location. The dull dark and gloomy set and minimal lighting, quickly set the mood. Four actors provide all the required characters, and everyone has multiple roles except for Jane – multiple roles are always a gift for actors – at the curtain call, the four actors took their bows.
shake & stir theatre co production of JANE EYRE – 2022 NATIONAL TOUR. Very worthwhile and original production of JANE EYRE from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co. All the brand new music/songs plus the sound effects, plus the real (but yellow-coloured) flames combined with the fake smoke from hazers, the truely amazing cast, everything all together creates a quite unique atmosphere, that deliberately makes this new stage production of JANE EYRE the magnificent bold drama that you must see this year. Highly Recommended.
NELE LEE is Jane Eyre
JODE LE VESCONTE
MADDISON BURRIDGE (swing)
HILARY HARRISON (swing)
NICK JAMES (swing)
Photography by Dylan Evans.
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
Stage Effects / Live Element – Michael Steer
Production Manager / Mark Middleton
Technical Coordinator / Peter Rhoades
Stage Manager / Imogen Millhouse
Assistant Stage Manager / Maddison Penglis
Head of Lighting/Programmer / Simon Hardy
GLEN STREET THEATRE presents shake & stir theatre co production of JANE EYRE
Opening Night – 8pm Wed 25th May 2022 (Members and their guests only)
Captioned – 2pm Sat 28th May 2022
Show Times –
Wed 25th May 2022 – 8:00 pm
Thu 26th May 2022 – 11:00 am
Thu 26th May 2022 – 8:00 pm
Fri 27th May 2022 – 8:00 pm
Sat 28th May 2022 – 2:00 pm
Sat 28th May 2022 – 8:00 pm
Sun 29th May 2022 – 5:00 pm
Running time – 140 minutes (including the one interval).
EXPECT – adult themes, simulated violence and supernatural elements and will feature strobe, loud music and fire/smoke/haze effects. PLEASE NOTE that some B Reserve seating has occasional limited sightlines.
GLEN STREET THEATRE corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, NSW
Glen Street Theatre opened on 6th July 1985, and is a modern 400-seat proscenium arch auditorium located in the Forest Community Centre, at the corner of Glen Street and Blackbutts Road in Belrose in the northern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
WEBSITE – https://glenstreet.com.au/
PRODUCER – https://shakeandstir.com.au/
DISCLOSURE – Glen Street Theatre kindly provided our two Sydney Arts Guide reviewers, with complimentary tickets.
NON-EXISTENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Sydney Public Transport BUSES – On Wednesday Evening 25th May 2022 travelling from Wynyard to Glen Street Theatre , there were no 271 buses at stand S Clarence Street SYDNEY for almost one hour. – – – From Glen Street Theatre to Wynyard the 271 bus was due at 11.03pm Wednesday 25th May 2022 BUT never ever arrived, however and very fortunately the 271 bus due at 11.33pm Wednesday 25th May 2022 did exist and did arrive.