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We Are Bronte

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Deadpan comic visual theatre at its most superb, and its most silly. A glorious mash-up of slapstick clowning and surreal improvisation, this is an irreverent and uniquely captivating exploration of the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire's famous literary siblings and of the nature of theatre itself. Intelligent, offbeat, supremely entertaining: a gothic delight from start to end. 'Straight-faced knockabout fun.' The Stage ???? 'For those open to a little foolishness and irreverence it's a hoot.' The Scotsman ______________________________________________________________________ At first, you think they're ill-prepared. A performer crossing back and forth across the stage, hiding his face, presumably to replace or retrieve a lost prop before the show starts. But when Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett finally step on stage, all is soon revealed: the chaos that surrounds them is skilfully choreographed. Dressed in monochrome Victorian garb, with cadaverous features and wearing preposterous wigs, Barr and Corbett invite us to journey with them to the bleak, windswept moors of austere early nineteenth century Yorkshire for an irreverent, Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch, exploration of the Brontė myth. There we encounter creativity, hardship and very bad weather. Born out of a love for Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell, and intertwining scenes from their lives with scenes and characters from some of their most famous books, these two uniquely captivating performers combine physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct the gothic themes of love, madness and revenge. Brontė as you've never seen it before - and will never forget. A mini comedic masterpiece. 'We Are Brontė' is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. ______________________________________________________________________ ???? 'Masters of their art.' The Scotsman 'Witty physical theatre at its finest. Go and see it.' Bristol 24/7 'National Theatre of Brent for the devising generation, the show ruthlessly skewers trope after physical theatre trope.' The Stage ????? StageTalk Magazine, ???? SGFringe, ???? Fringe Guru, ???? EdFringe Review, ???? Fringe Biscuit, ???? Across The Arts, ???? Epigram

Start date:
23 March 2017
End date:
23 March 2017
Location:
Belper Rugby Club,
Belper,
Derbyshire,
DE56 1UU
Artforms:
Comedy Theatre
Event type:
To Be
Cost:
£9.00 Standard / £7.50 OAP / £7.50 Student Cards

Contact details

Contact:
Belper Music & Arts
Telephone number:
07743 957 017

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