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By Polly Teale
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848421707, 84 pages, June 2011


A compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters - dramatised by Polly Teale and Shared Experience, the team behind After Mrs Rochester and Jane Eyre.

In 1845, Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write…

Polly Teale's extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës, as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators.

Brontë was produced by award-winning theatre company Shared Experience in 2010, in a co-production with the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, directed by Nancy Meckler. 

Shared Experience are acclaimed the world over for their powerful, visually-charged productions.


'Soars on the wings of imagination'

- Daily Telegraph

'Ambitious, intelligent and absorbing'

- Financial Times

'Riveting... a tantalising glimpse through the window of a uniquely haunted family home'

- The Times

'Breathtaking... a rare feat of theatrical imagining'

- Evening Standard