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Underdog: The Other Other Brontë

a new play by Sarah Gordon
a co-production with Northern Stage

Booking and details

27 March — 25 May 2024
Checking availability
The event location is

Dorfman Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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Tue and Thu selected performances at 6.30pm

Reader, I think you know who is most quotable.

Charlotte Brontë has a confession about how one sister became an idol, and the other became known as the third sister. You know the one. No, not that one. The other, other one… Anne.

This is not a story about well-behaved women.

This is a story about the power of words. It’s about sisters and sisterhood, love and jealousy, support and competition.

Directed by Northern Stage Artistic Director Natalie Ibu (The White Card), Sarah Gordon’s (The Edit) new play is an irreverent retelling of the life and legend of the Brontë sisters, and the story of the sibling power dynamics that shaped their uneven rise to fame.

Video

Three women all dressed in red are standing in front of a camera making various facial expressions. The woman on the right stares into the camera looking surprised. The women on the left is looking away from the camera and the women in the middle is staring intensly into the camera. Behind them is a red backdrop.
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Trailer

Cast includes

Rhiannon Clements photo portrait

Rhiannon Clements

Anne Brontë

Adele James photo portrait

Adele James

Emily Brontë

Gemma Wheelan photo portrait

Gemma Whelan

Charlotte Brontë

Production team

Playwright

Sarah Gordon

Director

Natalie Ibu

Set and Costume Designer

Grace Smart

Lighting Designer

Zoe Spurr

Sound Designer

Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

Movement Director

Nadia Iftkhar

Casting Director

Naomi Downham

Naomi Downham

Staff Director

Natasha Haws

Ticket prices

Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£20, £30, £40, £45, £60

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£20, £30, £45, £50 £65

Previews 27 March – 2 April:
£20, £25, £35, £40, £50

For concessions and discounts, see Ways to save

Please note the 6.30pm start time on the following performances: Thu 18 Apr, Tue 23 Apr, Thu 9 May and Tue 21 May

Visit our Ticketing FAQs for information on how to book, ticket exchanges and more.

Prices may change according to demand

Assisted performances

Captioned

BSL Interpreted

Audio described

No Chilled performance available.

Sensory adapted

The signer for the BSL performance will be announced closer to the performance date.

Audio-described performances are preceded by a Touch Tour, 90 minutes before the performance start time. Call the Access line on 020 7452 3961 to book Touch Tours.

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our Access scheme and if any of the Access performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to access them, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

 

 

Photography (Rhiannon Clements, Gemma Whelan, Adele James) by Felicty McCabe.
Art direction and design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.