“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 and Parkside Social Club in Haworth.
The company delivered the first ever performance adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley as part of a 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 2017. Find more information here.
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 – was performed as part of Live at Lyme, a collaboration between Trust New Art and Creative Industries Trafford. The piece was shown as one of many at the National Trust’s Lyme Park in Disley at the end of September 2017.
“Gripping… Fine performances… Excellent…” ***** RemoteGoat (The Dissolution of Percy)
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