I Am No Bird
Author(s): Sophia Hatfield and Lisa Cagnacci
Company: Stute Theatre in association with Stephen Joseph Theatre and the Brontë Parsonage Museum
Running time: 0h 55min approx
Three actors come to the stage 150 years after the onset of Brontë-mania, each with their own ideas about how to tell the stories. How true do they remain to the originals, and how much of the work should be reimagined, retold and reclaimed?
Exploring how female artists navigate a world where the canon is traditionally male, I Am No Bird opens in Yorkshire, home of the sisters, as part of Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Brontë Festival. The show has been made in association with the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Chloe wants a historical adaptation complete with bonnets, bustles and books. Ellie wants to flee the stale oppressive parsonage and start a creative revolution. Alison wants to stop wasting so much time. There’s a paying audience right there, you know!