The Brontë Season is back by popular demand! These three critically-acclaimed, fresh new adaptations of Brontë classics are brought to you by West Country theatre companies Butterfly Psyche Theatre & Livewire Theatre .
Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the pleasure, there is something for everyone with three wonderful shows to choose from. Performed in rep, with only one and two actors, there’s a chance to see an old favourite, get to know a new story and the chance to mix-and-match all three shows in the ‘Full Brontë’ showings, (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham – 28 Feb; Dorchester Arts – 1&13 March; The Rondo Theatre, Bath – 14 March).
We asked Alison Farina – Artistic Director of Butterfly Psyche to tell us more about The Brontë Season.
“Right now, my work at Butterfly Psyche Theatre is pretty varied and includes everything from creating and developing work, writing funding bids, meeting and maintaining relationships with other practitioners, collaborators and theatres, Communications and Marketing and crafting and facilitating outreach activity.
As the company grows I look forward to my role becoming more focused on developing work and welcoming other professionals into management. But until then I’m a pretty busy bee.
The Brontë Season has been a hugely exciting project for us. Not only is it a three-show regional tour of new work, we’re getting fantastic feedback from press and audiences members. As a company are gathering more and more momentum and attention, leading to new opportunities and exciting future collaborations. It’s in exciting time for us, so watch this space!”
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall “Beautifully articulated and performed…Do not miss it!” Theatre Bath, 5-Stars (*****)
Jane Eyre “A fantastic piece of theatre and one that I could not recommend strongly enough.” Female Arts, 5-Stars (*****)
Wuthering Heights “Will please even the most avid lovers of the book…A thoroughly enjoyable and captivating piece of theatre.” Female Arts, 4-Stars (****)
25th – 28th February – The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 01242 572573, everymantheatre.org.uk
1st & 13th March – Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester, 01305 266926, dorchesterarts.org.uk
5th March – Trowbridge Town Hall, Trowbridge, 01225 774306 or trowbridgearts.com
6th March – Neroche Village Hall, Nr. Taunton (Take Art Rural touring scheme), 01460 234377, www.takeart.org
7th March – Kilmersdon Village Hall, Radstock (Take Art Rural touring scheme), 01761 437372, www.takeart.org
10th March – The Merlin Theatre, Frome, 01373 465949, merlintheatre.co.uk
14th March – The Rondo Theatre, Bath, 01225 463362, rondotheatre.co.uk