“Mad, bad and dangerous to know…” ~ Lady Caroline Lamb’s first impression of the poet Lord Byron.
Founded in December 2014 by Northern writer and actor Caroline Lamb, Dangerous To Know is a Manchester-based theatre company that brings modern history to the stage, lending the past a powerful contemporary voice. Firmly based in truth, our works dissect long-accepted facts and explore myth and scandal through the sharp lens of modern values. There is another side to every story.
Our inaugural work was The Dissolution of Percy, a unique piece of theatre about the final few years in the life of Branwell Brontë. The piece was funded by Grants for the Arts and performances took place at The Kings Arms Theatre in Salford (4th – 7th November with Saturday matinee) and Parkside Social Club in Haworth (14th November.)
The company will deliver the first ever performance adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley as part of a wonderful tour of Farfield Mill in Sedbergh – a beautiful town, which is part of both Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales – on the 16th and 17th of September. Find more information here.
We also feel honoured to be able to say that Theft of a Girl – our first multimedia piece based around a simple and striking live monologue accompanied by a stop-motion film about the abduction of Ellen Turner from Pott Shrigley in 1826 – will be shown as part of Live at Lyme, a new collaboration between Trust New Art and Creative Industries Trafford. The piece will be shown as one of many at the National Trust’s Lyme Park in Disley at the end of September. Tickets cost no more than normal entry to the house, but you can check out more about the event here.
“Gripping… Fine performances… Excellent…” ***** RemoteGoat (The Dissolution of Percy)
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