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Charlotte, Emily and AnneHam & High informs:
by Douglas Verrall
30 June 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor -2
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.
Late Shift Performance
The Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall’s ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. Directed by Valerie Doulton, Founder and Artistic Director of The Live Literature Company.
Running time 1 hour 20 minutes, without interval.
Louise Bangay - Anne, Miss Scatcherd
Niamh Cusack - Charlotte
Robin Miller - Mrs. Bronte, Aunt Branwell, Teacher, Ellen Nussey, the ‘Old Man’
Wendy Morgan - Emily, Mrs. Gaskell, Catherine
Maeve O'Sullivan - Mary Taylor, Tabby, Singer, Miss Wooler
The play, written by the late Douglas Verrall, is being revived as a five-woman ensemble piece.And at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival:
“The Brontës were an important part of our heritage,” says Valerie. “It’s a piece about women, and over the passage of time, it’s become very pertinent to show something so positive about women.” (Imogen Blake)
Tracy Chevalier & Salley Vickers
Thursday 30 June, Doors 7.30pm
Town Hall, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY
200 years after her birth, Charlotte Brontë continues to delight and inspire both readers and writers. Join bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier to hear about a collection of short stories Reader I Married Him inspired by Jane Eyre. Tracy will also be joined by one of the contributors, Salley Vickers.