More Myself Than I Am
the story of the Bronte sisters
Eleventh Hour Theatre will première their production of More Myself Than I Am
at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
playing PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court (Venue 277) from 19 -26 August at 14:30.
A vivid exploration of how three sheltered young women from a remote Yorkshire parsonage
created some of the most raw, violent and passionate literary works of all time.
Charlotte: the ambitious dreamer.
Emily: the intense loner.
Anne: the gentle, would-be social reformer.
And Branwell: the brilliant ‘lost’ boy whose disappointments served only to
highlight the extraordinary success of his sisters.
The Bronte sisters fought their geography, gender, and status to become published authors:
only to be then consumed with cruel rapidity by the tuberculosis which haunted their family.
From the team behind Close Up Theatre (Sell-Outs 2004-2018)
and their 2018 five-star production of Nineteen Eighty Four:
'Chilling... brilliant... powerful' (BroadwayBaby.com).
Writer and Director Rebecca Vines is bringing the Bronte family to life in her seventeenth Edinburgh Fringe. As the Founder of Close Up Theatre (Sell-Out status 2004 – 2018), and Artistic Director for No Prophet Theatre, her productions bring classic works to life in a blend of tradition and modernity. More Myself Than I Am explores how the inhabitants of Haworth Parsonage in the 1800s changed the face of literature more lastingly than they were ever able to alter their own lives.