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Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presentsMore information in Hebden Bridge Times or Todmorden News.
Adapted by Lucy Gough
With Tom Jennings, Madeleine Jefferson, Ben Coup, Rosie Crowther, Emily Coup, Richard Holley and Emma Cook
Hippodrome Theatre, 25th - 28th Feb 2015
Lucy Gough has written a passionate new adaptation of the timeless classic. Emily Brontë's gothic tale of tortured love is brought to the stage in all its turbulent, passionate glory. Long before Twilight stirred the emotions of a generation, Wuthering Heights embodied the eternal pull between good and evil, dark and light, and heaven and hell.
This exhilarating and vibrant adaptation of the literary classic brings to life the all-encompassing love between the taciturn, brooding Heathcliff and the emotionally unstable Catherine. Their destructive relationship is one of the most enduring love stories of English literature. It's terrific theatre which is completely true to the essence of the book.
The Story (in brief for those that don’t know it!) When the orphaned Heathcliff is taken in by the Earnshaw family, the two children of the family, Catherine and Hindley, react very differently – while Cathy and Heathcliff develop a strong bond and affectionate love for one another, Hindley is jealous of his fatherʼs and sisterʼs love of the adopted stray. From this beginning grows a tempestuous and haunting tale about love, revenge and belonging, over several generations. This adaptation is extremely close to the much loved original novel, while exploiting the sheer dramatic potential of the story to the full.
Woodbridge High School presentsIn Rocky River, OH:
Jane Eyre. The Musical
by Paul Gordon & John Caird.
WHS Theater February 25-28, 7.00 PM
Rocky River Pubic Library
Reel Film and Book Discussion
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Has Valentine’s Day got you in the mood for a little romance? Read Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel and then come to enjoy this 2011 film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska. After the movie, attendees are encouraged to stay and take part in a short, open discussion comparing the film to the book.
Location: Auditorium + Hauser Room