Brontës (1975)

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Bob Eaton & Peter Clough

Library Theatre
Lecture Room, Scarborough Library

22 September 1975
22 September 1975
31 October 1975
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Round

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Bob Eaton
Helga Wood
Bob Eaton
Peter Clough

David Millard
Kevin Wood
Wendy Murray

Character
Anne Bronte
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Bronte
Branwell Bronte
Patrick Bronte
Maria Branwell / Elizabeth Branwell / Tabitha Ackroyd / Ellen Nussey
Rev Carus Wilson / Tom Spring /
William Weightman /
Railway Director / George Gooch
William Robinson / Robert Southey / Francis Henry Grundy / Doctor

Actor
Alison Skilbeck
Janet Dale
Polly Warren
Malcolm Hebden
Christopher Godwin
Wendy Murray

Stephen Mallatratt


Kevin Wood

Notes

> Brontës was written to coincide with a Brontë Festival being held in Scarborough in 1975.
> The play is occasionally incorrectly referred to as
The Brontës in publications about the Stephen Joseph Theatre's history.
> During the 1974 and 1975 winter seasons at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, the Library Committee did not make the venue's Concert Room available; this room being where the Library Theatre had been based since 1955. In its place, a smaller room on the same floor - the Lecture Room - was offered but which could not incorporate theatre-in-the-round with productions performed three-sided (thrust).