by Polly Teale

A Shared Experience/Watermill Theatre production
co-produced by Oxford Playhouse

  ‘Using physicality, lighting, ambient music, above all a sense of the mysterious allied to propulsive storytelling, they create a vivid theatrical landscape that creates a rare sense of intimacy. …this evocative show is full of ideas, full of life’ The Times

It is 1845. Branwell Bronte returns home in disgrace. Plagued by alcohol and drug addiction, he has been dismissed from domestic service following an affair with the mistress of the house.

As their brother descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, the sisters write… BRONTË beautifully evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës, in a production in which their fictional characters come to haunt their creators.

Directed by Nancy Meckler and written by Polly Teale, whose previous plays for Shared Experience include the highly-acclaimed Speechless, Jane Eyre and After Mrs Rochester.

‘A transcendentally beautiful evening.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Perfectly and passionately pitched.’ The Guardian

‘Far removed from the clichés of period drama…the characters are explored in a manner that pulses with poetic feeling’ Evening Standard

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Tue 5 Apr 2011 - Sat 30 Apr 2011


Tues 5, Weds 6, Thurs 7 April

£12 Monday 8pm, Midweek Mats
£18 Tues-Fri 8pm, Sats 4pm
£22 Saturday 8pm

Allocated Seating. The theatre auditorium is unreserved seating. For a small additional charge, you can reserve one of the 40 allocated seats.

Midweek Mats at 2pm
Weds 13, Weds 20, Weds 27 April

Weekend Mats at 4pm

Press Night: Wednesday 6 April 2011, 7pm

No performance on Monday 25 April.
Director: Nancy Meckler
Ruth Sutcliffe
Lighting Design:
Chahine Yavroyan
Movement Director:
Liz Ranken
Peter Salem