By Polly Teale
It is 1845. Branwell Brontë 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.
After the impressive The Glass Menagerie, Shared Experience returns to Oxford Playhouse. Brontë, is written by Polly Teale, whose previous plays for the company include the highly acclaimed Jane Eyre and After Mrs Rochester. It is directed by Nancy Meckler who collaborated with Polly Teale on their unforgettable War and Peace (Playhouse 2008). This glorious company has captivated audiences the world over, fusing stunning visual imagery with a powerful physical style.
Breathtaking...riveting...a tantalising glimpse through the window of a uniquely haunted family home. **** Times
A £1 booking fee will apply to all tickets purchased from 1 April
Oxford Playhouse is delighted to be working on this new tour of Brontë with Shared Experience. As co-producers, we will be opening the show here in Oxford before it goes on to a London run and a UK tour. It's a wonderful play and a great new partnership for the Playhouse.
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Drama | Running Time: : 2hrs & 35mins