Underdog: The Other Other Brontë
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Underdog: The Other Other Brontë
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Underdog: The Other Other Brontë London Reviews and Tickets

73%
(9 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
0%
Negative
11%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Resonant

About the Show

Sarah Gordon’s new irreverent retelling of the life and legacy of the Brontë sisters.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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102 Reviews | 11 Followers
75
Witty, Entertaining

See it if you like a light entertainment or you are a fan of Gemma Whelan. She is superb on stage as usual.

Don't see it if you worship Brontë sisters thus not be amused by half truth half imaginative stories.

114 Reviews | 14 Followers
71
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like biographical theatre with a modern humorous take

Don't see it if you have no interest in the people or want a dry look at the sisters

132 Reviews | 11 Followers
40
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if You think its a *comedy* about the sisters and are into slapstick.

Don't see it if You are not in puerile slapstick.

34 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You’re a Brontë fan

Don't see it if

33 Reviews | 2 Followers
79
Resonant, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a light hearted look at sibling rivalry from a modern viewpoint. Not sure it always works or does the sisters story justice.

Don't see it if You don’t like an irreverent approach or don’t expect bad language. Read more

30 Reviews | 1 Follower
75
Hilarious, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if An excellent modern telling of women who are made real, rather than insipid portraits

Don't see it if You want something super traditional from the Brontës story

31 Reviews | 3 Followers
75
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy a fun night out. Staging was good. Moved pretty quickly. Great venue.. I enjoyed the ensemble pieces like the carriage ride.

Don't see it if You are a hard core Bronte fan. This isn't a true to the Bronte lore show. Is funny though.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like great acting and smooth writing.

Don't see it if You prefer your historical shows set firmly in that period - it's got some modern wording, but it works!

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
April 5th, 2024

"This is slickly done, knockabout fun which takes on some serious subjects"
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Time Out London
April 5th, 2024

‘Underdog’ is a very funny play. That funniness doesn’t always work to its advantage.
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The Guardian (UK)
April 5th, 2024

"quick-witted and amusing...never deepens enough for the emotional punches to land."
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 5th, 2024

"I just feel it’s time to let the novels, in all their richness... speak for themselves."
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The Times (UK)
April 5th, 2024

A stylised glimpse of nature matches Gordon’s fanciful take on a literary legend.
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WhatsOnStage
April 5th, 2024

"It’s written with passion and wit, yet somehow leaves its subjects diminished."
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London Theatre
April 5th, 2024

"this blistering myth-buster hits the wuthering heights"
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The Stage (UK)
April 5th, 2024

"But as an exploration of women...it feels like a sadly wasted opportunity."
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