Published on: Saturday March 19, 2022

Brontë by Polly Teale, directed by Pam Wiener

Polly Teale’s literary reimagining of the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters portrays the women from childhood to death, weaving back and forth in time. In 1845, their brother, Branwell, returned home to Haworth, West Yorkshire, in disgrace, having been dismissed from his employment following an affair with the mistress of the house.

As their brother descends into alcoholism and insanity, his sisters, Anne, Charlotte and Emily, attempt to keep the household together and protect their father, Patrick. In the midst of chaos, they write more furiously than ever before.

Focusing on their creation of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights respectively, their journeys and engagement with their characters offers a glimpse into the states of mind of the sisters during this time. Each feels tortured and ill-at-ease in their own way, as they struggle to align their literary creations with real life.

With a certain amount of mystery surrounding the artistic legacy of the Brontë sisters, Polly Teale’s interpretation of their fractious relationship and tortured ambition presents a fascinating glimpse into the lives of three of Yorkshire’s most famous authors.


Join Pam to hear more about the play on Wednesday 30 March at 8pm in the Everyman Clubroom, Chapter.

Friday 6 May 6 – 9pm
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May 10 – 5pm

Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 October 2022 7:30pm with a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday
Performances will be in the Seligman Theatre at Chapter

Brontë Audition Pack

Brontë Audition Form

You might also be interested in auditioning for our Winter production, Roadclick here for details. You are welcome to audition for both productions, although as the rehearsal periods overlap you will only be able to accept a role in one of them, if cast.

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