Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:01 am by M. in ,    No comments
Starting tomorrow, April 23, a new production of Wuthering Heights opens in Keighley:
Wuthering Heights
Romantic Drama by Emily Brontë
Adapted by April de Angelis
Directed by Nikki Barrett
Monday, 23rd April 2018 to Saturday, 28th April 2018
Performance begins at 7.30pm

A brand new adaptation brings Emily Brontë's passionate and spellbinding tale of forbidden love and revenge to life on stage. Set on the wild, windswept Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights is the tempestuous story of free-spirited Catherine and dark, brooding Heathcliff. As children running wild and free on the moors, Cathy and Heathcliff are inseparable. As they grow up, their affection deepens into passionate love, but Cathy lets her head rule her heart as she chooses to marry wealthy Edgar Linton. Heathcliff flees broken-hearted, only to return seeking terrible vengeance on those he holds responsible, with epic and tragic results. 
Keighley News gives some further information:
It has been 25 years since the playhouse staged Wuthering Heights in an adaptation by Charles Vance, in which Nikki played Cathy herself.
Nikki said: “I feel extremely fortunate for the opportunity to direct a play so close to my heart, and it has rekindled my love for such a passionate story.”
The new adaptation by April De Angelis explores the full novel and stays very true to the story and characters.
It is slightly different from the usual Keighley Playhouse show as it is written as a simple production with minimal set and props, allowing the audience to use their imagination. (David Mason)


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