Jane Eyre

Musical

Writers: John Caird Paul Gordon

Overview

Show Information

Book
Music
Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1996
Genres
Drama
Settings
Period, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
Northern England, early 19th century
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
None
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, child, mature adult, early teen, late teen, elderly, young adult characters

Synopsis

Charlotte Brontë’s classic gothic romance is brought to life in Jane Eyre. This musical adaptation follows the independent, passionate governess Jane Eyre, through her harsh childhood after being left as an orphan to an uncaring aunt, through her employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets the mysterious and magnetic Edward Fairfax Rochester, master of the house and warden of her pupil. Though drawn to each other, they are haunted by the ghosts of Mr. Rochester’s past, which threaten to enjoy any possibilities of a future of love or happiness for either. This Tony Award-nominated musical features a grand, sweeping score that transports the audience to a world of wild, ungovernable passion on the moors.

Lead Characters