Music by BB Cooper
Book and Lyrics by Peter Spafford
Cast: 4 male, 5 female plus doubling.
“In a world where everything dies, only what we imagine, what we dream, will survive”.
BRONTË is a fresh treatment of a famous story with strong, tuneful music, set against the bleakly beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire moors. At the heart of the story is the Bronte family, whose driving force is Charlotte. Charlotte struggles against acute self-doubt, thwarted passion and the constraints of her time, to answer the calling of her life. Will she succeed, whatever the cost? By the end of the story, told in drole Yorkshire style by Tabby, the household servant, Charlotte at last emerges – not completely likeable, but absolutely herself.
Brontë is not a tale of grey hues. It is the story of a loving family who laugh as well as cry; a story of triumph and transcendence.
“A show that must surely have a future in the British musical culture. Success has been achieved in a sympathetic and serene approach to the literary substance of the story through BB Cooper`s music and Peter Spafford’s well-written book and lyrics¦ Marc Urquhart directs this charming piece.” The Stage
“Passion and determination dominate the stage.. This musical captures the pioneering spirit of the Brontës…. passionately expressed in the music… finely tuned from beginning to end.'” Newark Advertiser
“A couple of the musical numbers convey the imaginative excitement of creative writing.” Birmingham Post
Produced and presented by The Redgrave Theatre, Theatre Royal, Lincoln and Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham in association with Artfield.