A NEW rock musical about the Brontë siblings was this week honoured in the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice awards.

Wasted, which will receive a ‘work in progress’performance at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds in October, was named UK Musical Theatre winner.

Wasted is described as the remarkable true story of four young people with huge passions and amazing dreams.

A spokesman said: “Misfit kids from a Yorkshire village yearn to be heard, find fame beyond their wildest hopes and die tragically young.

“It is full of energy, emotion and humour, with songs inspired by their shocking, controversial genius. Wasted is the Brontës as you have never seen them before.”