BRONTË’S gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging will blaze its way to the Frankston Arts Centre in August. Audiences can 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).
After 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 towards truth and freedom. Touted as a “blazing success” by Broadway World, this stunning new production features original music written by multi ARIA winner Sarah McLeod.
Established in 2006, Shake & Stir is one of the largest privately owned 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 is known for producing high-quality entertainment incorporating cutting-edge production values with contemporary relevance and diverse audience appeal.
Experience this stunning new production of Jane Eyre at Frankston Arts Centre for one performance only on Wednesday, August 17, at 7.30pm.
Tickets at thefac.com.au or on 9784 1060.