That Gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre, is coming to Malvern Theatres.

Blackeyed Theatre will bring to the stage “a thrilling new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece”.

A spokesman said: “It 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.

The spokesman added: “Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom . Originally Brontë published Jane Eyre under the male pseudonym Currer Bell.

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

"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 (Class, Spur of the Moment; F*cking Life Mate, JamesArts Productions; Broken, The White Bear), Ben Warwick as Mr Rochester (Pentecost; The Oedipus Plays, Royal National Theatre; The Deep Blue Sea, Watford Palace; Les Liaisons Dangereuses and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Royal York; Hamlet, English Touring Theatre), Camilla Simson as Mrs Fairfax (The Merchant of Venice, The Globe, Rome; Thin Toes, The Pleasance; Lady Windermere’s Fan, Bill Kenwright national tour; Shakers, Liverpool Playhouse), Eleanor Toms as Blanche Ingram (The Secret Garden, The Minack Theatre; Astley’s Astounding Adventures, New Vic; Blue Stockings, Cockpit Theatre), Oliver Hamilton as St John Rivers (Maggie May, Liverpool Everyman; Crossroads, Actors Church, Covent Garden; A Christmas Carol, Windsor Castle).

Jane Eyre will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from September 24 to September 28.

Tickets and further details: 01684 892277.