Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013 2:30 am by M. in    No comments
New performances of Michael Yates's The Brontë Boy in Leeds:
The Brontë Boy
By Michael Yates
Directed by Marian Mantovani

Branwell....................…....Warwick St John
Charlotte………….....…...Indra J.Adler
John Brown…   .…..……..Richard Galloway
Patrick……… ……….….Asadour Guzelian
Emily…………………….Keeley Lane
Anne  .……………….….Catherine Copley

Fri 28 June - Sat 29 June
Upstairs @ The Carriageworks: 7.15pm
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions)

In this tragic drama, young Branwell, who once ruled an imaginary childhood world, is now a man, grown mad trying to cope with the real one. Having failed as a poet and painter, as doomed in love as he is in literature, he slips ever more quickly down the road of drink, drugs and despair.
His loving father Patrick and talented sister Charlotte fight a last-ditch stand for his sanity, but it is Branwell’s sinister friend, gravedigger John Brown, who threatens to have the last word in this ultimately terrifying take on the brilliant family we have read so much about and all thought we knew so well.
The Brontë Boy tells the well-known story with new insight; portraying its emotional tragedy with warmth and wit.
Warwick St John reprises his role as Branwell – which won him the Best Actor award at the Wakefield Drama Festival.

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