A Brontë Burlesque

Part ghost story, part literary contest, part secret strip-show, A Brontë Burlesque marries the art form of burlesque with the medium of theatre to tell the story of the secret lives of literary powerhouses Charlotte Brontë (author of Jane Eyre, The Professor, and Villette) Emily Brontë (author of Wuthering Heights), and Anne Brontë (author of Agnes Grey and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall). 


On the last night of her life, famed novelist and poet Charlotte Brontë is visited by the ghosts of her dead siblings, Branwell, Emily and Anne. Blood is thicker than ink, and there’s more to the Bronte Sisters that what they wrote on the page. Don’t you want to see how it ends?

"The concept of a Brontë burlesque is so seductively kooky, on the surface, that this artful, dark and strangely dramatic Send In The Girls production may take you by surprise. That’s what happened to me."

Liz Nicholls




Written by: Ellen Chorley 

Directed by: Lana Michelle Hughes

Choreography by: Andrea Gilborn

Set & Costumes by: Tessa Stamp 

Sound Design by: Lana Michelle Hughes
Stage Manager:
Lighting Design:
Production Manager: Al GadowskiBeth DartBeth Dart




  • 2014 - Roxy Performance Series 
    (Theatre Network). 

        Venue: Roxy Theatre, Edmonton


  • 2012 - Edmonton Fringe Fest Hold Overs

       Venue: Westbury Theatre, Edmonton


  • 2012 - Edmonton Fringe Festival 

       Venue: New City Legion, Edmotnon

2014 Performance Series Cast:

Delia Barnet - Anne Bronte
Ellen Chorley - Emily Bronte
Chris Cook - Branwell Bronte
Samantha Duff - Charlotte Bronte



​2012 Fringe Festival Cast: 

Delia Barnet - Anne Bronte
Ellen Chorley - Emily Bronte

Evan Hall - Branwell Bronte
Andréa Jorawsky - Charlotte Bronte



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