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