Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Brontës of Dunwich Heath... and Cliff

Touring Theatre to the East of England and beyond, Eastern Angles presents a curious 'extravaganza':

The Brontës of Dunwich Heath (& Cliff)
04 December 2013 - 11 January 2014

Eastern Angles proudly present their alternative festive extravaganza, The Brontës of Dunwich Heath (and Cliff).Join Mad Cath, Plain Jane and a panoply of off-the-wall characters, as literature and laughs combine in this musical Christmas caper.
Prepare for a whole lot of wacky Wuthering!

Written & Directed by Ivan Cutting, with music and lyrics by Simon Egerton.
Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich ... 4th December 2013 - 11th January 2014
Seckford Theatre, Woodbrige ... 14th January - 25th January 2014
Key Theatre Studio, Peterborough ... 28th January - 1st February 2014
Lyn Gardner in The Guardian says:
Everyone has heard of the Brontë sisters who wrote the great 19th-century classics including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and whose lives were the inspiration for Chekhov's great play Three Sisters. But far fewer have heard of their distant cousins, plain Jane and mad Cath, who live with their father, the Reverend Brontë, far away from the Haworth moors on the crumbling Suffolk coast. Jane has her own literary ambitions, and Cath models herself on Kate Bush. Eastern Angles' 26th Christmas show is a literary spoof which features brooding local bad boy Rochester and a deranged woman in the attic. The title suggests that there might well be some references to Cliff Richard, too, who played Heathcliff  20 years ago. Should be good, irreverent fun.

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