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Australian Shakespeare Company presents
Adapted by Vince Foxall
Directed by Greg Carroll
Dates: 17 February 2014 - 6 March 2014
Monday to Thursday at 7pm ( no show Thurs 20 February 2014)
Rippon Lea House and Gardens, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
A romantic and sensuous night of theatre set in the sumptuous gardens of Rippon Lea House and Gardens. A new production of Wuthering Heights will be staged in the majestic estate of Rippon Lea House & Gardens presented by the Australian Shakespeare Company.
Directed by Greg Carroll (Red Stitch, Melbourne Opera, The Stork Theatre), some of Melbourne's most accomplished actors will perform an edited adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic, written by renowned English playwright Vince Foxall. 'This production will honour the atmospheric and moody aesthetics of the play’s setting, working closely with the natural environment, using the trees, wind and historic architecture at Rippon Lea as integral parts of the narrative,' says Carroll. 'Rather than simply telling a story we aim to take the audience on an emotional and physical journey.' Set against the historic Rippon Lea mansion and incorporating thrilling sound effects and visuals,
Wuthering Heights will sweep audiences into a world of desperate romance, beauty and rebellion. Vince Foxall has created a sense of untamed, yet innocent, and very different children who have become impossible, monstrous young adults. They are sexually attracted and emotionally repulsed with super charged feelings in every inch of their lives. Cathy and Heathcliff are probably two of the most romantic and felt for characters in literature.
'They are powered by a love that is intense and momentous. They are one with nature yet rail against it, expressing hate as violence and cruelty and love as sensual and all consuming,, says director Greg Carroll.