A National Theatre, Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal co-production
based on the novel by Emily Brontë
adapted and directed by Emma Rice
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 (Romantics Anonymous
, Brief Encounter
) transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a powerful and unique theatrical experience.
Lucy McCormick (Post Popular) 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.”
About Emma Rice
Emma Rice is the proud and excited Artistic Director of her new company, Wise Children.
She adapted and directs the company’s forthcoming Bagdad Cafe
, and previous productions Angela Carter’s Wise Children
(The Old Vic/UK tour) and Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers
(Bristol Passenger Shed/UK tour). For the ENO she directed Orpheus in the Underworld
As Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe (2016–18), she directed Romantics Anonymous
, Twelfth Night
, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
and The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales)
. For the previous 20 years, she worked for Kneehigh as an actor, director and Artistic Director.
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