Review: The Brontës of Dunwich

If you are looking for a show this Christmas that is a little bit different from the norm, then Eastern Angles production of The Brontës of Dunwich Heath… and Cliff is the show for you.

bronte02The Eastern Angles madcap Christmas show has now become a firm favourite with many a theatre-goer and this year’s offering is set to continue the tradition!

A bonkers story line, comical lyrics and eccentric characters, The Brontës of Dunwich Heath… and Cliff is full of humour from the beginning. The cast of five switch between the many parts with ease, especially Clare Hawes, who not only played the convincing ghost of Catherine Brontë but also appeared as a different character in almost every act.

Laura Corbett is brilliant as plain Jane Brontë, looking for inspiration for her writing, with Sophie Reid as her mad, wild sister Cathy Brontë who has a passion for hang-gliding.
Cameron Johnson has huge stage presence as Sir Fred the wealthy property developer and played the fantastic ‘pantomime dame style’ Mrs Rochester, the larger than life Caribbean wife of Mr Rochester (Harry Waller) the Coconut Magnate, with ease.

bronte01With many references to the books and characters from the Brontë sisters, plus a few Kate Bush and Cliff mentions, The Brontës of Dunwich Heath… and Cliff is a fun filled show full of laughs, plus a little audience participation.

Will Jane find inspiration for her story? Will Cathy ever be reunited with Heathcliff? Will Sir Fred build hotels at Dunwich? The only way to find out is to book tickets to this crazy production!

The Brontës of Dunwich Heath… and Cliff will be at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich until 11th January and then at the Seckford Theatre in the grounds of Woodbridge School where the show will run from 14th until 25th January.

To book your tickets for Ipswich and Woodbridge call the Box Office on 01473 211498 or visit

Pictures by Mike Kwasniak