Against the backdrop of a dark, remote northern town, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly. Haworth1840’s; in a gloomy parsonage where there are neither curtains nor comforts, Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bronte light up their world with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. And throughout their confined lives intensely lived…. they write.
Anyone who has read a Bronte novel cannot fail to be stirred by their overwhelming humanity, charged emotion and brooding, prescient unease with the status quo.
Now come to know the voices behind them.
With exquisitely drawn characterizations, a nod to Chekhov and a touch of poetic licence, We Are Three Sisters is a pearl of a play which evokes with piercing clarity the life and distinct personalities of these three spirited individuals.
Interviews with the creators and cast of the forthcoming Northern Broadsides production “We Are Three Sisters”, following the read-through for the Friends of Northern Broadsides at the Brontë Sisters home in Haworth.
From 9th – September to 26th November 2011
The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax
The Lowry, Salford
The Dukes, Lancaster
The Tobacco Factory, Bristol
The Lighthouse, Poole
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme
The Rose, Kingston
York Theatre Royal
“…funny, beautiful and beguiling”
“From Haworth with wit, irony and love. This play should enjoy a long, celebrated existence.”
**** The Daily Telegraph
“Rutter’s production captures the robust humour of three strong-willed Yorkshire women”
**** The Guardian
“Such condensed, seeming simplicity..a hallmark of Northern Broadsides. A finely tuned piece”
“Broadsides is an ideal match for (Chekhov’s) play…Rutter directs with deftness”
**** Financial Times
“a production that transfixes the mind and melts the heart”
“Rutter’s fine production brings out excellent performances”
**** The Times