Behind the scenes
ABOUT THE SHOW
In a rural parsonage, the three Brontë sisters write with a passion that jumps off the page. In 1845, their brother Branwell returns home in disgrace, dismissed from his employment in scandal, and throws their closed world into chaos. As their brother descends into addiction and insanity, his sisters, Anne, Charlotte and Emily, attempt to keep the household together - and write more furiously than ever before. Polly Teale's literary exploration of their turbulent lives flashes back and forth through time, focusing on the creation and haunting characters of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Brontë probes how the dark imagination of these three women shaped their lives and gave them their voices.