THE bicentenary of Emily Bronte’s birth is being celebrated with a special event at Lyme Regis’s Marine Theatre in November.

Penned by comedians Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, Withering Looks takes an 'authentic' look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters.

Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, Maggie and Sue move effortlessly from frock to frock coat, while donning crinolines and flattering bonnets, and sitting at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner.

Withering Looks won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. LipService recently won the Stage Door Foundation award for Excellence.

*Withering Looks, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Tuesday, November 6, 7.30pm. Bar opens at 6.30pm. Call the box office for tickets.