I Capture The Castle

I Capture The Castle

Bolton Octagon, 27th April 2017 As Brigid Larmour's new production of Dodie Smith's much-loved novel begins, 17 year old Cassandra is writing her diary both sitting in and singing in the kitchen sink. The story of two sisters growing up in an impoverished and chaotic Bohemian family in the 1930s has not just been pulled [...]

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

11 April 2017. Bolton Octagon. The shock felt by many readers of Anne Brontë's novel 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' on publication in the mid-nineteenth century is difficult to replicate for a contemporary audience. The book shook a fist at the predominant moral and patriarchal attitudes of that time with its story of Helen Graham, [...]