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Bronte by Polly Teale

Spring 2009


Jane Barton

Stephen Dandridge

Tina Gallagher

Coralie Hughes

Jo Reader

Vernon Reeve

Director Stevie Reeve

A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Bronte sisters – dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre.

In 1845, Branwell Bronte returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write…

Polly Teale’s extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontes, as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators.

Bronte was produced by award-winning theatre company Shared Experience in 2010, in a co-production with the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, directed by Nancy Meckler.

Shared Experience are acclaimed the world over for their powerful, visually-charged productions.

‘Breathtaking… a rare feat of theatrical imagining’ – Evening Standard

‘Ambitious, intelligent and absorbing’ – Financial Times

‘Soars on the wings of imagination’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Riveting… a tantalising glimpse through the window of a uniquely haunted family home’ – The Times