Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Brontë Finally Finds Herself in Wellington

Brontë Finally Finds Herself in Wellington

‘A riveting performance… superb!’ – Rip it up Adelaide

Charlotte Brontë’s closest friend Mary Taylor made the four month journey from London to Wellington in 1845, to make Cuba Street her home. Brontë described her personal loss ‘as if a great planet fell out of the sky’. Now at last Brontë will make the trip to Wellington, channelled through actress Mel Dodge, and directed by award-winning Lyndee Jane Rutherford.

Charlotte Brontë remains one of the literary darlings of the world, the celebrated writer of Jane Eyre.

Writer & performer Mel Dodge brings her to life in this captivating, one-woman show Miss Brontë, which after a successful season at Ayers House Museum in Adelaide, will be making its Wellington debut at Circa Theatre in February 2014.

In Miss Brontë, we are introduced to Charlotte, alone after the death of her siblings. She is filled with hope that her sister Emily may have left a draft for a new novel somewhere amongst her precious papers and she dreams of seeing her sister’s words one last time. In her search for this manuscript she takes the audience through the story of her and Emily’s remarkable careers; their secret loves, tenacity and personal tragedies.

“It’s a play for anyone who is a romantic, who knows what love is and unrequited love, and the pain of it and the beauty of it; and also the beauty of actually having your dreams attained. Actually achieving what no-one expects you to achieve,” says Dodge.

Dodge created the work using Brontë’s letters, diaries and the many biographical works discussing Charlotte’s life. Having completed a literature degree, she said she “fell in love with that whole era” – another of Dodge’s plays Jane Austen is Dead has had successful sell out seasons in Wellington,
Adelaide and Melbourne.

A play for theatre and literature lovers alike – don’t miss this opportunity to get an insight into the enigmatic Charlotte Brontë.

‘Her characterisaton is superbly realised… a high quality production.’ – Glam Adelaide ‘It's fascinating to hear about the true characters that inspired the fiction.’ Advertiser Adelaide

Brave Theatre presents Miss Brontë Performances: 21 Feb – 15 March (Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4.30)

Circa Two - Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington

Tickets: $39 for Adults, $33 for Concessions and $25 for Under 25s

Bookings: Online at www.circa.co.nz or by calling 04 801 7992

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news