Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new adaptation of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall opens today, March 30, in Bolton:
Octagon Theatre & York Theatre Royal present
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Based on the novel by Anne Brontë
New Adaptation by Deborah McAndrew
Directed by Elizabeth Newman

Octagon Theatre
March 30, 31; April 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,10, 11,12,13,15, 18,19,20,21,22  @ 7:30pm
March 31; April 5,8, 12,19 @2:00pm
Mon 10 April, Post show talk @ 5:00pm

With:
Colin Connor as Reverend Millward/Lord Lowborough
Natasha Davidson as Eliza Millward/Milicent Hattersley
Nicôle Lecky as Rose Markham/Lady Annabella Lowborough
Michael Peavoy as Gilbert Markham
Marc Small as Arthur Huntingdon
Philip Starnier as Mr Lawrence/Ralph Hattersley
Phoebe Pryce as Helen Graham
Susan Twist as Mrs Markham/Rachel

In 19th century Yorkshire, a mysterious young widow Helen Graham and her son arrive at the desolate estate of Wildfell Hall. Isolating herself from the village, she soon becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation. Intrigued by this beautiful and enigmatic woman, a young, local farmer, Markham, gradually falls in love. Torn apart with her attraction to Markham and the secrets of her past, Helen finally reveals the shocking history she thought she’d left behind.
Based on the 1848 novel by Anne Brontë The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a passionate story of a woman’s fight for independence. This new stage adaptation has been lovingly brought to life by award winning playwright Deborah McAndrew, author of An August Bank Holiday Lark (Best New Play, UK Theatre Awards, 2014).

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