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Swan Theatre Company present
BrontëBy Polly Teale
The Place Theatre, Bedford
25th Feb to 1st March at 7:30pm, Tuesday to Saturday
1845 - Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write ...
Polly Teale's extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators.
This beautiful contemporary play explores how three Victorian sisters living in isolation on the Yorkshire Moors, came to write some of the most powerful and passionate fiction of all time.
Brontë is Teale's third and final play to explore the works of the Brontë family, following on from her adaptation of Jane Eyre and her original play After Mrs Rochester, which was based on the life of Jean Rhys and her novel Wide Sargasso Sea (itself inspired by Jane Eyre).
The play was first performed by the internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience in 2005.