Determined, brilliant and romantic, Charlotte Brontė tells her story of
passion and duty, triumph and tragedy, and above all - love.
Devoted to her strange and unworldly family, Charlotte was also wildly ambitious. Whilst remaining a self-effacing and dutiful daughter, abiding by all the restrictions of early Victorian life, she managed the incredible feat of becoming a hugely famous novelist. The instant success of Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette found her mixing with the literary giants of the age.
The joy of literary success was tempered by the scandalous fall of her brother Branwell, and a succession of family disasters. Charlotte's own life, however, had an extraordinary, happy twist at the end...
The Brontė family's story has captivated the imagination for a century and a half. Alison Neil's portrayal of the life of Charlotte Brontė - using many of Charlotte's own words - provides an exceptional theatrical treat.
| FULL VERSION|
|ACT ONE||Running time: 48 minutes|
|ACT TWO||Running time: 58 minutes|
| ONE HOUR VERSION|
Edited play with NO interval.
|Running time: 1 hr 5 min|
"The full Brontė!" HERTS ADVERTISER
"I forgot I was watching Alison Neil. This was surely Miss Brontė herself" SURREY ADVERTISER
"Her stunning costumes, attention to detail and wonderful ability to become the character... makes for a spellbinding and hugely enjoyable insight into one of our best-loved novelists." DETOUR
"...Truly Yours took us to the heart of Charlotte Brontė... excellent entertainment" SURREY ADVERTISER
"Another of Alison Neil's brilliant series of one-woman shows" LETCHWORTH ARTS CENTRE
"Scene stealer - Alison Neil wows the audience." ESSEX EVENING ECHO
"A memorable event... The audience seemingly holding their breath at what was unfolding" HELMDON PRESENTS
"One-woman show captures a tragic heroine. For two hours she played the role of Charlotte, as well as a host of ancillary characters, revealing love, joy and tragedy, duty and rebellion." BORDON POST
"Brontė and Neil - a spellbinding combination" BLACKMORE VALE MAGAZINE