The Barretts of Wimpole Street archiveOne of the greatest love stories of English literature. The beautiful invalid Elizabeth Barrett lives under the despotic rule of her Victorian father Edward Moulton Barrett. Her one great passion and means of escape is writing poetry, to which she devotes a large part of her days. Then she makes the acquaintance of dashing fellow poet Robert Browning, who literally sweeps her off her feet. Robert asks for Elizabeth's hand in marriage, but Edward refuses to allow it. Elizabeth must battle her father for the right to live her own life. The scene is set for a titanic struggle for the hearts and minds of England's greatest poets....

Author Rudolph Besier.

Archive listings for The Barretts of Wimpole Street

Work type: Play.

T0192624466 (TRESTLE00)

Part passionate love story, part a struggle for the heart and mind of one of England's leading female poets, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, in the hands of Trestle, becomes an off beat and haunting production about an insular family slowly falling apart. The relationship between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning gave rise to some of the great poetry of the Victorian era. But the recent discovery of letters and diaries, together with Margaret Forster's biography of Elizabeth, has expanded and contradicted the conventional view of her character and her relationships with her domineering father and her passionate lover. Trestle's interpretation of Besier's play is both radical and highly theatrical, building on the text with layers of imagery and narrative gleaned from the biography. Developed over months of workshops with a new ensemble of actors, the production combines an emotionally charged and physical style of acting with the use of masks and music.Company Trestle Theatre Company.
3 Nov 00The Radlett Centre, Radlett :: V1098
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13 Oct 00Regal Centre, Worksop :: V466
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11 Oct 00 to 12 Oct 00Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
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10 Oct 00The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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6 Oct 00 to 7 Oct 00mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
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6 Oct 00 to 7 Oct 00mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
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27 Sep 00Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
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12 Sep 00 to 21 Sep 00Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
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31 Mar 00 to 1 Apr 00University of Bedfordshire Theatre (formerly the Bowen West Theatre), Bedford :: V16
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30 Mar 00The Castle, Wellingborough :: V465
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28 Mar 00 to 29 Mar 00Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford :: V446
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24 Mar 00 to 25 Mar 00Bryanston Arts Centre, Blandford Forum :: V913
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22 Mar 00 to 23 Mar 00Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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18 Mar 00The Point, Southampton :: V1114
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16 Mar 00 to 17 Mar 00Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
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14 Mar 00 to 15 Mar 00Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton :: V653
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7 Mar 00 to 11 Mar 00Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier :: V868
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3 Mar 00South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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2 Mar 00Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
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29 Feb 00Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington :: V563
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25 Feb 00 to 26 Feb 00Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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23 Feb 00Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston :: V440
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15 Feb 00 to 17 Feb 00Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
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11 Feb 00 to 12 Feb 00Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
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9 Feb 00 to 10 Feb 00Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
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7 Feb 00Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
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21 Jan 00 to 22 Jan 00Maltings Arts Centre, St Albans :: V52
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T720004647 (2000ACT00)

Company Actors Company. Design Sue Willmington. Design Adrian Linford. Director Clifford Milner. Performer Richard Sleath. Performer Ian Chivers. Performer Mark Rogers. Performer Paul Cogswell. Performer Keir Howeld. Performer Dominic Wilson. Performer Kate Woodward. Performer Jazmin Dervish. Performer Lucy Cocking. Performer Andy Snowball. Performer Panos Panayi. Performer Roger Nicholls. Performer Sunna Hosking. Performer Lesley Lightfoot.
28 Sep 00 to 1 Nov 00Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London :: V207
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