The world premiere of a new rock musical about the Brontës at London’s Southwark Playhouse
Music | Christopher Ash
Book and Lyrics | Carl Miller
Director | Adam Lenson
Musical Director | Joe Bunker
Set and Costume Design | Libby Todd
Lighting | Matt Daw & Sam Waddington
Sound | Mike Thacker
Movement | Natasha Harrison
Photography | Helen Maybanks
Matthew Jacobs Morgan
6th September - 6th October 2018
Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Never afraid to rebel against expectations, the lives behind the pages expose a struggling, squabbling, ferociously driven, drug-fuelled crash and burn trajectory from obscurity to celebrity and ultimately to their untimely deaths. Coupled with a rock score from Christopher Ash (Showstoppers – Oliver Award winner for Best Entertainment), book and lyrics by Carl Miller (Emil and the Detectives, National Theatre), directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero – Off-West End Award for New Musical), the Brontës ask – was it all wasted?
This is the Brontës as you’ve never seen them before.