Highlights of the life of Charlotte

A THEATRICAL treat is in store at Middleton and Todridge Village Hall on Saturday.

Alison Neil’s portrayal of Charlotte Bronte in Truly Yours, C.B. tells the author’s life story of passion and duty, triumph and tragedy, and, above all, love.

The instant success of Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette found Charlotte mixing with the literary giants of her age, but the joy of literary success was tempered by the scandalous fall of her brother Branwell and a succession of family disasters. Charlotte’s own life, however, had an extraordinary, happy twist at the end.

Neil’s one-woman production, directed by David Collison, uses many of the author’s own words, with stunning costumes.

It is part of the Highlights Rural Touring scheme’s spring programme.

Middleton Promoter George Courtice said: “Everyone accepts that Charlotte Bronte is a megastar.

“We are very proud to have her here, in the guise of Alison Neil, performing her one-woman show in our village hall.”

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children and £20 for a family.

For more information or to book tickets telephone 01670 772600.