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A Shared Experience/Watermill Theatre production co-produced by Oxford Playhouse

‘A transcendentally beautiful evening.’ Daily Telegraph HHHH

BRONTË by Polly Teale

A Shared Experience/Watermill Theatre production co-produced by Oxford Playhouse

BRONTË by Polly Teale

It is 1845. Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace. Plagued by alcohol and drug addiction, he has been dismissed from domestic service following an affair with the mistress of the house. As their brother descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, the sisters write…

‘Perfectly and passionately pitched’ Guardian HHHH Brontë beautifully evokes the real and imagined worlds of this extraordinary family, in a production in which the sisters’ fictional characters come to haunt their creators. Exciting and accessible, this glorious company, Shared Experience, has been instrumental in pioneering a distinctive performance style that has captivated audiences the world over, fusing stunning visual imagery with a powerful physical style. Brontë, Jane Eyre and After Mrs Rochester (Evening Standard Award for Best Director and Time Out Award for Best West End Production) are amongst the Company’s best loved work.

Director Nancy Meckler Designer Ruth Sutcliffe Lighting Designer Chahine Yavroyan Movement Director Liz Ranken Composer Peter Salem

Shared Experience is the Resident Company at Oxford Playhouse

‘Breathtaking… riveting… a tantalising glimpse through the window of a uniquely haunted family home.’ Times HHHH

‘Soars on the wings of imagination’ Daily Telegraph HHHH

2011 Tour

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

The Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP

Thu 24 March to Sat 2 April Tue 10 to Sat 14 May

Tue 24 to Sat 28 May

Ticket Office: 01865 305305 Online:

Box Office: 0113 213 7700 Online:

(A £1 booking fee will apply to each ticket purchased from 1 April 2011)

Box Office: 0844 871 7651 (fees apply) Online: richmond

269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR

Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET

119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS

Tue 5 to Sat 30 April

Tue 17 to Sat 21 May

Wed 1 to Sat 4 June

Box Office: 020 7328 1000 Online:

Box Office: 01225 448844 Online:

Box Office: 0141 429 0022 Online:

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All details correct at time of printing Images by Robert Day Design by Eureka! ( Registered charity no. 271414

Brontë Leaflet  

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