Thursday, December 01, 2022

Thursday, December 01, 2022 11:02 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
West End Best Friend announces that there will be a new stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights in 2023.
Inspector Sands will tour their first mid-scale show in 2023, a brand new contemporary adaptation of Emily Brontë’s
Wuthering Heights,
at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from 24 April-6 May 2023, ahead of a UK tour, playing Oxford, London, Warwick and Newcastle.
Channelling Emily Brontë’s piercing wit and fierce emotion, Inspector Sands present a retelling of this classic story of obsessive love and revenge in a thrilling new version for our times, drawing out themes of intergenerational trauma, radicalisation, and social exclusion…confronting audiences with urgent questions and home truths.
Told through the eyes and memories of housekeeper Nelly, alone in her kitchen during a long night of the soul, haunted by the story she relives again and again.
This new Inspector Sands’ adaptation has been conceived and developed by founding members Lucinka Eisler and Ben Lewis, with the script written by Ben Lewis and the production directed by Lucinka Eisler. Designer Jamie Vartan will be bringing the moors and manors to life with integral sound design by Elena Peña.
Artistic Director, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, James Dacre, said: “Over the past four years it has been thrilling to collaborate with Inspector Sands, one of the most innovative, provocative and skilful companies we’ve worked with. We’re so proud that they will be the fifth independent theatre company making their MainStage debut at Royal & Derngate this season and look forward to sharing their unique interpretation of Wuthering Heights with audiences in Northamptonshire and on tour across the UK. And we can’t imagine working with any better co-producing partners on this project than the brilliant China Plate and Oxford Playhouse.”
Full casting to be announced. (Jenny Ell)

Still on stage with Emma Rice's take on the novel, currently at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in San Francisco, a fact that Gay Cities uses to shine the spotlight on '5 thriving theater cities that rival NYC'.
But SF can deftly handle serious theater as well, as evidenced by the current adaptation of Emily Brönte’s [sic] Wuthering Heights at the Berkley Repertory Theatre. Founded in 1968 as the East Bay’s first professional residential theater, this institution prides itself on its commitment to fighting racism and fostering diversity. (Mike Ciriaco)
Le Pèlerin (France) interviews writer Guillaume Musso, who has fond memories of reading the novel for the first time.
La madeleine de Proust de votre enfance ?
Les Hauts de Hurlevent d'Emily Brontë, livre découvert à 11 ans, une nuit de Noël chez mes grands-parents, à la suite d'une panne d'électricité. (Estelle Couvercelle) (Translation)
Frieze features the work of artist Anne Fellner.
Visual themes repeat throughout: the covered face, an axe, the cloaked figure. Together they might be taken to hint at an executioner hiding from heavenly judgment, or to conjure the Gothic fiction of Henry James and Emily Bronte. In the hinted darkness and the stylistic mash ups, they flirt with the ugly, are aggressively undecorative and almost feel as if they were created to not photograph well. (Mitchell Anderson)
The blunder of the day is also related to Wuthering Heights. From Rutland Herald:
So a lot of the best-regarded epistolary novels are also considered classics: Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein. (Randal Smathers)
Wuthering Heights is most emphatically not an epistolary novel, though.

Evening Standard features the TV adaptation of the novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.
When writing her debut novel, author Sara Collins had one thought in mind: “What if Jane Eyre was black, and shagged the madwoman in the attic?” (Vicky Jessop)

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