Wise Children’s production of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, is heading to Norwich Theatre Royal from 12 – 16 April.
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, igniting a fierce love. But, when forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.
This Wise Children production uses its high energy style to create an intoxicating story of love, passion and revenge. The windswept Yorkshire Moors come alive, while the souls that are forever entwined dance upon the stage.
Musicians play a folk music score live on stage, becoming as much a part story as the actors. The show combines great songs and music, dance and fantastic storytelling for a drama you won’t forget.
This is a love story for all time, ripped from the page and thrown to life before your eyes. The power, passion, and wisdom combine for a high octane evening that captures the love and anger pulsing through Brontë’s novel.
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the show is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal. The role of Heathcliff is played by Liam Tamne Lucy McCormick plays Cathy.
Joining them is Sam Archer (Lockwood/Edgar Linton), Nandi Bhebhe (The Leader of the Moor), Mirabelle Gremaud (Zillah), Stephanie Hockley (Ensemble), TJ Holmes (Robert), Craig Johnson (Mr Earnshaw/Dr Kenneth), Jordan Laviniere (John), 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.