Comedy and Physical Theatre With We Are Brontë

Comedy and Physical Theatre With We Are Brontë

“This is Brontë as you’ve never seen it before – and will never forget…Sarah Corbett and Angus Barr have devised a show the like of which may never come again…exquisite physical comedy…mad, delightfully silly, and very accomplished” ★★★★ ScotsGay

Yorkshire’s most famous siblings get a surreal reimagining in ‘We Are Bronte’ by Publick Transport Theatre.

Two performers get under the skin of the Bronte sisters, and scrape away at the ideas of repression and madness that fill their novels.

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style. Taking the real and fictitious worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves.

“masters of their art” ★★★★ The Scotsman

Emma Lloyd, The Atkinson said:

This production is a funny silly-sweet pastiche that entertains from start to finish. It’s not an adaptation of any one novel but a take on the Brontes.  It is a contemporary piece that can be enjoyed by everyone who likes comedy theatre.”

Created and performed by Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett; directed by Ed Rapley; dramaturgy by Susie Donkin; additional performance and movement direction by Brenda Waite.

Company members have trained with Philippe Gaulier and LISPA /Jacques Lecoq and between them have worked with Ridiculusmus, Clod Ensemble, Gonzo Moose, Desperate Men, Spitz & Co, DotComedy, Spymonkey, John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and Punchdrunk amongst others.

“beautifully simple and brilliantly original” Impact

We Are Brontë comes to The Atkinson on Thursday 5 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11 / £9 concessions.

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Publick Transport
We Are Brontë
Thurs 5 October
£11 / £9 concessions / restricted view: £5.50 / £4.50 concessions

Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office



About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. The  stunning 19th century buildings  create a really welcoming multi artform venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. See some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies and engage with lots of drop in  family participatory activities.

Wile away in our Museum, Discover Ancient Egypt Gallery, Library and Galleries, not forgetting to visit our gift shop selling  gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then why not relax in a Great Little Place, our new cafe now open.

Posted on 20 September 2017 under General news

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