Not The Brontës was formed by three expat lasses when we found ourselves talking wistfully of Wakefield one afternoon in 2012. There and then we decided to put down our pints, pick up our pens and apply for the Camden Fringe to show North London what the word ‘North’ is really about. We’ve since played two shows there – Love and Death and That in 2012 and Truly, Madly, Keighley in 2013.
Polly Penter shortlisted for this year’s Poetry Rivals competition, Polly’s poem ‘11th of May 1985’ from Love and Death and That was published in the anthology Twist My Words in Autumn 2012.
Sally Barrett (Not Charlotte) is a singer partial to comic songwriting, who also sang with South London based a capella choir Pop-Up Choir. She missed the North so much she decided to return! We miss her too.
Marvin Gore is Not Branwell and I am Not Emily.
We all hail from the wiley, windy moors of West Yorkshire, but we are definitely not the Brontës.