Octagon Theatre & York Theatre Royal
Based on the novel by Anne Bronte
New adaptation by Deborah McAndrew
Directed by Elizabeth Newman

In 19th century Yorkshire, a mysterious young widow Helen Graham and her son arrive at the desolate estate of Wildfell Hall. Isolating herself from the village, she soon becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation. Intrigued by this beautiful and enigmatic woman, a young, local farmer, Markham, gradually falls in love. Torn apart with her attraction to Markham and the secrets of her past, Helen finally reveals the shocking history she thought she’d left behind.

Based on the 1848 novel by Anne Brontë The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a passionate story of a woman’s fight for independence. This new stage adaptation has been lovingly brought to life by award winning playwright Deborah McAndrew, author of An August Bank Holiday Lark (Best New Play, UK Theatre Awards, 2014).

Additional information

Ticket Prices 

£27.50 - £11 (Concessions available)

Investigate Day

Sat 8 April (Find out more)

Post Show Talk

Mon 10 April (Free) find out more about the performance after the show with the actors and director.

Running Time

2 hours 35 minutes (including a 20 min interval)


Colin Connor

Colin Connor

Reverend Millward/Lord Lowborough
Natasha Davidson

Natasha Davidson

Eliza Millward/Milicent Hattersley
Nicôle Lecky

Nicôle Lecky

Rose Markham/Lady Annabella Lowborough
Michael Peavoy

Michael Peavoy

Gilbert Markham
Marc Small

Marc Small

Arthur Huntingdon
Philip Starnier

Philip Starnier

Mr Lawrence/Ralph Hattersley
Phoebe Pryce

Phoebe Pryce

Helen Graham
Susan Twist

Susan Twist

Mrs Markham/Rachel


Deborah McAndrew


Elizabeth Newman


Amanda Stoodley

Set & Costume Designer

Johanna Town

Lighting Designer

Lesley Hutchison

Movement & Associate Director

Ben Occhipinti

Sound Designer

Gareth Newcombe

Deputy Stage Manager

Terry King

Fight Director

Gareth Newcombe

Deputy Stage Manager


The Reviews Hub

“Good-looking and atmospheric”

The Stage

“Phoebe Pryce is faultless”

British Theatre Guide

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Ticket Prices £27.50 - £11 (Concessions available)
Season Tickets Best available seats from £18 (Find out more)
Groups and school prices available (see underneath dates for details)

Show accessible performances only

Groups 10+ £3 off (Mon-Thu eves and 2pm matinees) plus 1 free organiser ticket
Groups 31+ £4 off (Mon-Thu eves) £3.50 off (2pm matinees) plus 1 free organiser ticket
Schools £17 - £10 plus 1 free teacher tickets per 15 pupils

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