Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:27 am by M. in    No comments
A new adaptation of Wuthering Heights opens tomorrow, June 24, in Ilkley (Yorkshire):
Wuthering Heights
Wharfeside Theatre

Date: 24 Jun - 06 Jul 2013 (But Not Sundays)
Start time: 7-30-pm
Written By Walter Swan and Yvette Huddleston
Directed By Walter Swan and Yvette Huddleston

Wuthering Heights is one of the most powerful and enduring love stories ever written. Set in the wilds of the Yorkshire Moors, it is a tale of passion, loss, revenge and, ultimately, hope. Heathcliff and Cathy have become icons of passionate and romantic love despite the fact that Catherine Earnshaw is, at times, spiteful, capricious and wilful and that Heathcliff is, at different points in EmilyBrontë’s novel, described as devilish, a murderer and inhuman. The depth and ferocity of the love that Heathcliff and Cathy feel for each other is undoubted, so why exactly does Cathy choose to marry local landowner Edgar Linton instead?

This new adaptation explores the complete story of Wuthering Heights, spanning two generations – from Heathcliff’s arrival on the moors, adopted by the Earnshaws as a child, to his death in middle age and the emergence of another love story that is redemptive, positive and joyful.
A special Brontë Society performance will take place on June 25 
The evening includes a pre-performance 'in conversation' with Brontë scholar Dr Patsy Stoneman, of the University of Hull, playwright Walter Swan, and Executive Director of the Brontë Society Professor Ann Sumner.


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