Familiar faces at The Dukes

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FAMILIAR faces from television will be shining fresh light on the story of the Bronte sisters in a new play at The Dukes this autumn.

Sophia Di Martino – Polly Emmerson in TV’s Casualty – and Warton-based Becky Hindley, who played teacher-turned-stalker Charlotte Hoyle in Coronation Street, will appear in the Northern Broadsides production of We Are Three Sisters from September 27 to October 1.

They will be joined on stage by Northern Broadsides director Barrie Rutter and popular comedian and actor Duggie Brown.

Also known to Dukes audiences will be Rebecca Hutchinson who played the lead role in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in the spring; and Gareth Cassidy who appeared in Peter Pan, last summer’s outdoor show in Williamson Park.

We Are Three Sisters is written by Skipton-born Blake Morrison who has five plays to his credit but is best known for his two family memoirs and a study of the Jamie Bulger case.

See the Lancaster Guardian (25-08-11) for full story.