Author(s): Emily Brontë, adapted by Emma Rice
Company: Wise Children, National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal
Running time: 2h 45min approx
The Yorkshire moors tell an epic story of love, revenge and redemption.
Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.
Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a powerful and uniquely theatrical experience. Lucy McCormick leads the company of performers and musicians in this intoxicating revenge tragedy for our time.
“I am Heathcliff! Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Directed by Emma Rice with a cast including Lucy McCormick (Cathy), Sam Archer (Lockwood / Edgar Linton), Nandi Bhebhe (The Moor), Mirabelle Gremaud (swing), T J Holmes (Robert), Ash Hunter (Heathcliff), Craig Johnson (Mr Earnshaw / Dr Kenneth), Jordan Laviniere (John), Kandaka Moore (Zillah), Katy Owen (Isabella Linton / Linton Heathcliff), Tama Phethean (Hindley Earnshaw / Hareton Earnshaw) and Witney White (Frances Earnshaw / Young Cathy), with music performed by Sid Goldsmith, Nadine Lee and Renell Shaw.
With set and costume design by Vicki Mortimer; sound and video by Simon Baker; composition by Ian Ross; movement and choreography by Etta Murfitt; lighting design by Jai Morjaria.