2022 National Tour

By Charlotte Brontë
Adapted & 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 into QPAC this October.

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.

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 (A Christmas Carol, 1984, Dracula).

This stunning new production, featuring original music, written and performed live on stage by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.




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

Featuring / Julian Garner, Nelle Lee, Jodie Le Vesconte, Sarah McLeod

Swings / Maddison Burridge, Hilary Harrison, Nick James

Production Manager / Mark Middleton
Technical Coordinator / Peter Rhoades
Stage Manager / Imogen Millhouse
Assistant Stage Manager / Maddison Penglis
Head of Lighting/Programmer / Simon Hardy

shake & stir’s productions are truly world class.
XS Entertainment

A powerful original adaptation, characterised by integrity and intelligence
Blue Curtains

An exciting piece of drama with a haunting musical score, imaginatively staged by director Michael Futcher. 
Stage Whispers




7 – 8 May | Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre | Tickets

14 May | Civic Theatre Newcastle | Tickets

25 – 29 May | Glen Street Theatre | Tickets

1 June | Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree | Tickets

3 June | Glasshouse Port Macquarie | Tickets

12 Aug | Albury Entertainment Centre | Tickets

31 Aug – 1 Sept | Riverside Theatre, Parramatta | Tickets

3 Sept | Goulburn Performing Arts Centre | Tickets

7 Sept | Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre | Tickets

10 Sept | Orange Civic Theatre | Tickets

14 Sept | Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre | Ticket

17 Sept | Griffin Regional Theatre | Tickets


12 Oct | Darwin Entertainment Centre | Tickets

15 Oct | Araluen Arts Centre |


28 Sept | Albany Entertainment Centre | Tickets

4 Oct | Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton

8 Oct | Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha | Tickets


17 – 21 May | Canberra Theatre Centre | Tickets


8 June – 2 July | Cremorne Theatre, QPAC Tickets

12 July | Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, Maryborough | Tickets

19 Oct | Empire Theatre, Toowoomba | Tickets

21 – 22 Oct | Home of The Arts | Tickets

26 Oct | Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre | Tickets

29 Oct | Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre | Tickets

2 Nov | Townsville Civic Theatre | Tickets

5 Nov | Cairns Performing Arts Centre | Tickets

8 Nov | Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton | Tickets

11 – 12 Nov | Redland Performing Arts Centre


16 July | The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, Sale | Tickets

20 July | Horsham Town Hall | Tickets

23 July | Mildura Arts Centre | Tickets

27 July | Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre | Tickets

10 Aug | Riverlinks, Shepparton | Tickets

17 Aug | Frankston Arts Centre | Tickets

20 Aug | Bunjil Place, Narre Warren | Tickets

24 Aug | West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul | Tickets

27 Aug | Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool | Tickets


30 July | Princess Theatre, Theatre North Launceston | Tickets

4 – 6 Aug | Theatre Royal, Hobart | Tickets



9 – 12


Gothic Theatre

Transformation of a classic text

Novel Study / Text Analysis

Magical Realism

Ensemble Theatre

Contemporary Theatre

Convergent Forms


Supernatural Intrusions

Feminism / Gender

Love / Passion

Freedom / Entrapment


Traditional VS Modern


 Adult themes

Simulated violence

Supernatural elements.

Strobe, loud music and
smoke/haze effects


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.



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.