Wasted, a new rock musical about the lives of the Brontë sisters, will have its world premiere this September at the Southwark Playhouse under the direction of Adam Lenson (The Rink).
Featuring music by Christopher Ash, book and lyrics by Carl Miller, Wasted is told through the lens of a rock documentary. Charaterized as “an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.”
Natasha Barnes will star as Charlotte Brontë with Siobhan Athwal as Emily Brontë, Molly Lynch as Anne Brontë, and Matthew Jacobs Morgan as Branwell Brontë.
Wasted will officially open September 12 for a run through October 6.
Wasted has musical direction by Tamara Singer, set and costume design by Libby Todd, lighting design by Matt Daw and sound design by Mike Thacker. Movement director is Natasha Harrison, associate director is Grace Taylor, associate set and costume designer is Rachael Ryan, associate movement director is Christina Fulcher and associate musical director is Joe Bunker.