Friday, May 18, 2007

Miss Branwell's Companion

That's the title of Angela Crow's new book that is presented today, May 18, at the Daphne DuMaurier Festival:

Date: Friday 18th May 2007
Time: 14:00(Doors open: 13:30)

Venue: Fowey Town Hall, Town Quay, Fowey, Cornwall

Actress Angela Crow, a familiar face on television (Casualty, Heartbeat, The Royal) returns to the Festival to talk about her book, 'Miss Branwell's Companion', launched here today, then on sale at Bookends bookshop.

For Bronte fans, here is a chance to find out about the mother of the famous sisters, who shocked Victorian society with their books, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Their intrepid mother made the hazardous journey from Penzance to Yorkshire in 1812, never to see her native Cornwall again.
Some hours later in Pershore,Worcestershire, another rendez-vous. A new performance of Lip Service's Withering Looks:
Number 8 Community Arts Center
8 High Street, Pershore, Worcestershire

Withering Looks

Performed by LipService
Friday 18th May - 7.30pm
Running time: 140mins inc. interval)
LipService, Britain’s favourite literary lunatics are 21 this season! As part of their celebrations, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding reprise their cult Bronte spoof Withering Looks. As it is the anniversary of the death 150 years ago of Charlotte Bronte, LipService could hardly turn down the opportunity to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Withering Looks takes an “authentic” look at the lives and works of the Bronte sisters – well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, and some quite frankly that LipService have made up, Withering Looks is irreverent and a theatre treat savour. Withering Looks has won a Manchester Evening News award and the Critics Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival.

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