The Unthanks

Sing Emily Brontë

 Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm 


HOME, Theatre 1

£25 (+ booking fee)

With Nick Hart

Commissioned by the Brontë Society to mark Emily Brontë’s 200th Birthday, Yorkshire-born Unthanks pianist and composer Adrian McNally has turned a selection of her poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank. 


Adrian composed the songs using Emily Brontë’s own five-octave cabinet piano which is still housed in the Parsonage Museum in Haworth where she lived and worked. 


A rare live performance of this new work, this promises to be an atmospheric and unique collaboration between a literary icon and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today.


The Unthanks' approach to storytelling makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites from starch traditionalism to sonic adventure, glacial minimalism to heartbreaking empathy.


Recommended for age 9+

"Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence"

- The Independent 


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