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Monday 20 May 2024


Review: Underdog: The Other Other Brontë

How might the Brontë sisters have sounded and behaved if they’d been equipped with a 21st Century mindset? Sarah Gordon’s award-winning play, premiered at the National Theatre in a co-production with Northern Stage, directed by the latter’s Natalie Ibu, takes that unspoken question and runs with it to hilarious effect. Thus you get Victorian women …

The Brontës as not taught in schools

A new play called Underdog: The Other Other Brontë has just opened at the National Theatre but there’s good reason in the North East for looking out for the reviews when they start appearing in the coming days (press night in London is April 4). It’s a co-production between the National Theatre and Northern Stage …

Harsh lesson in punishing times

In 1900 a Tyneside youngster was ‘taught a lesson’ for stealing from his employer by being birched. Now the fate of George Sayers, aged around 12, has provided a lesson in turn to pupils at a school near to where he lived in North Shields. George’s story is the latest project by the North Shields …

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