A CUMBRIAN writer will be walking 130 miles next month to promote her groundbreaking new play about Branwell Brontë.

Caroline Lamb, originally from Sedbergh and a previous student of Settlebeck, Sedbergh, and Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, is now the artistic director and resident writer of theatre company Dangerous to Know.

The company will be bringing Caroline’s self-penned play The Dissolution of Percy to unique spaces in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire this November.

The production has the backing of the Brontë Society, and will take place just before the start of the bicentenary celebrations in 2016.

To promote and fundraise for the production, Caroline will walk the equivalent of five marathons from June 20-27, including stops at Broughton-in-Furness, Kendal and Cowan Bridge.

At these venues she will deliver performed readings of work by the famous literary family, as well as pieces donated by friends, colleagues and audience members.

Caroline, now living in Manchester, said: “I decided to write a play with Branwell as the main character because when I started researching the family he just jumped out at me – why did he have no credits to his name when his sisters did so well?

“I wanted to take the opportunity to represent the Bronte family as "real" people - a real family who fight and joke and struggle together.”

For full details of Caroline’s performances go to http://dangeroustoknow.org/latest-news-updates/.