by Polly Teale
Meavy Parish Hall
Tuesday 12th November, 7:30pm
Tickets: £10, from Tavonians or The Royal Oak
A beautiful and lively evocation of the real and imagined worlds of the Brontë family.
Brontë by Polly Teale dramatically illustrates the highs and lows the family experienced from 1845 when the sisters’ brother Branwell returned home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions, bringing turmoil to the household. Throughout this period each of the young women continued to write their now famous stories, using their own lives and shared experiences to create their brilliant characters. Polly Teale’s clever dramatisation matches the creative genius of the three sisters and the anguish they each experience, suffering the highs of success and the lows of their losses, whilst bringing the characters to life.
Stuart Waterworth, director of Brontë for the Tavonians, says:
“I first came across this play a few years ago when a friend of mine was directing it. It sounded interesting and I immediately bought a copy. I found it to be clever and exciting. The play, as with any family, has laughter and tears, satisfaction and frustration, love and loss.
“It is perhaps one of the most challenging plays the Tavonians have tackled for some time.
“With an enthusiastic cast it promises to make the autumnal evenings glow.”
Tickets £10, available from The Royal Oak, Meavy and online at www.tavonians.org.uk.