Against the backdrop of a dark, remote northern town, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly. Haworth, 1840s: 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.
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.
‘Such condensed, seeming simplicity… a hallmark of Northern Broadsides. A finely tuned piece’ – The Observer
We Are Three Sisters, a Northern Broadsides production, is one of the five productions nominated for Best Touring Production at the Theatre Awards UK 2012. The winner will be decided by public vote by readers of The Stage.
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