Wuthering Heights is coming to York!

The world premiere of Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering
Heights is coming to York Theatre Royal!

Tom Bird, York Theatre Royal Executive Director, said: “We are overjoyed to be working with Wise Children and the National Theatre to bring this Yorkshire phenomenon to the stage. This will be the third instalment – after Wise Children and Malory Towers – in our
collaboration with Emma Rice’s groundbreaking company, and we can’t wait!”

Wise Children have announced that Wuthering Heights will be part of their 2020 season of work. Emma Rice has a strong trademark musical and visual style, bringing new life to the classic story.

Emma Rice says: “I loved Wuthering Heights with a passion as a teenager. I thought it
was a love story, a wild romance.  I now find little love within its pages, but these multi
layered readings are what makes it such a fascinating story. My Wuthering Heights promises to be a revenge tragedy for our time – but it will also be about hope. I want to wrestle hatred to the earth and let a new story grow. Wild and fierce, elemental and true – I cannot wait to start work on this timeless classic. And that is theatre romance, right there!”

The show will come to York Theatre Royal in early 2021 – watch this space!

Photograph credited to Steve Tanner

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