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

"Spike Milligan, Monty Python, Peter Cook, Tony Hancock, Victoria Wood, Marty Feldman and The National Theatre of Brent all rolled into one...Pure genius...We Are Brontë is unmissable." "A mini comedic masterpiece...ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different." ★★★★★ StageTalk Magazine

"masters of their art" ★★★★ The Scotsman

"intelligent, offbeat humour...supremely entertaining" ★★★★ Fringe Guru

"excruciatingly funny...engagingly absurd and imaginative; a visual feast...I didn't want to miss so much as a wink...the performances of Barr and Corbett are detailed, precise and beautifully comic. This is physical theatre at its most skillful." British Theatre Guide

"This show is simply unlike anything else." ★★★★ Reviews Hub

"Witty physical theatre at its finest. Go and see it." Bristol 24/7

"a gothic delight from start to end" ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

"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

"Underwear-troublingly exquisite" Brum Notes

"National Theatre of Brent for the devising generation, the show ruthlessly skewers trope after physical theatre trope." The Stage

"a sharply witty and hugely enjoyable piece of physical theatre which, with immense skill, teeters just on the edge of insanity." ★★★★ EdFringe Review

"Bizarre. Wonderfully so. It's entirely strange, and weirdly charming - yawing from moments of simply executed but poignant visual beauty, to wry self-commentary." Exeunt

"A masterclass in physical theatre, clowning and improvisation. Beautifully constructed and played with great timing and technique." Dorset Echo

"Truly fascinating and engaging to watch." ★★★★ Epigram

"Corbett and Barr work brilliantly, never missing a beat." Theatre Bristol

"Wonderfully clowning" ★★★★ ACROSStheARTS

"We Are Brontë is physical theatre at its most superb, and its most silly." Public Reviews.

"beautifully simple and brilliantly original" Impact

"Publick Transport are on top of their game" Bakchormeeboy

Devised, written and performed by Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett.
Directed by Ed Rapley.
Dramaturgy by Susie Donkin.
Additional performance and movement direction by Brenda Waite.

Touring nationally 2017 and beyond.

We Are Brontë is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Also supported by PACTS, Tobacco Factory Theatres, The Bike Shed Theatre, Bristol Ferment and Night Out.
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