Underdog: The Other Other Brontë
a new play by Sarah Gordon
a co-production with Northern Stage
Booking and details
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.
Please note: This production contains themes of grief/death and addiction. It includes depictions of attempted suicide that some may find distressing.
This production is supported by Red Butterfly Foundation. This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award. New Play Commissions are also supported by the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation.
Mrs Ingham/ Elizabeth Gaskell/ Ensemble
George Smith/ Mr Heger/ Ensemble
Thomas Newby/ Mr Brocklehurst/ Ensemble
Tabby/ Cunliffe/ Ensemble
Branwell Brontë/ Ensemble
Set and Costume Designer
Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Fight and Intimacy Director
Intimacy and fight director Haruka Kuroda is a British Academy of Dramatic Combat certified instructor and has fight directed and taught in various theatres, drama schools and workshops in the UK and Europe. In 2020, Haruka completed the Intimacy Coordination Mentoring Scheme for under-represented groups organised by renowned IC Yarit Dor.
Naomi Downham is currently Senior Casting Assistant at the National Theatre. She works across all three theatres on the South Bank as part of the National Theatre’s Casting department.
Associate Lighting Designer
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
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No Chilled performance available.
No Dementia-friendly performances available.
The interpreter for the BSL performance will be announced closer to the performance date.
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Photography (Rhiannon Clements, Gemma Whelan, Adele James) by Felicty McCabe.
Art direction and design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.