© Copyright 2006, Eddie Lawler. All rights reserved.
poet & playwright
Words, Music © Eddie Lawler 1999
Bells is based on the life of the Brontë Family …
Story - the Brontë sisters published under the (male) pseudonym of “Bell”. This musical is almost a non-stop ringing of bells.
Songs - there are 13 songs, ten scenes and nineteen distinct “items” including Branwell Brontë’s Song, My Irish Father, At my Peace and Silver Band Waltz.
Cast - the main characters are the three Brontë sisters, the brother Branwell and their father Patrick. There are four school teachers, an American tourist and a chorus of schoolchildren.
Duration - is circa two hours including interval.
Past Performances - Bells was premiered by staff and students at Brighouse High School in January 2001. A smaller group of local young people performed it again in September 2008 as part of Saltaire Festival
- Scripts and recordings are available for serious enquiries.