Adapting the Brontës with Rachel Joyce and Deborah McAndrew

BRONTË FESTIVAL OF WOMEN’S WRITING

BRONTË FESTIVAL OF WOMEN’S WRITING

The novels of the Brontës are among the most commonly adapted in literature. Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall have been brought to life as plays, ballets, films, operas and radio dramas. Join novelist Rachel Joyce and playwright Deborah McAndrew as they discuss the challenges inherent in adapting some of the world’s best loved fictional texts to suit a new medium.

Rachel Joyce is the author of bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Perfect, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey, and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her work has been translated into thirty-six languages.

Yorkshire born playwright Deborah McAndrew studied Drama at Manchester University. Her performed and published plays include new work and adaptations of classic novels and foreign language plays. Deborah’s moving WW1 drama An August Bank Holiday Lark won both the UK Theatre Award and Manchester Theatre Award for Best New Play 2014.

Tickets £10/£8 concessions and Brontë Society members (£2 for 16-25 year olds). Please book in advance at www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on or by calling 01535 642323. 
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