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Set on the wild, windswept Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights is the tempestuous story of free-spirited Catherine and the dark, brooding Heathcliff.
Adapted By: April De Angelis
Directed By: Indhu Rubasingham
A brand new stage adaptation brings Emily Bronte’s passionate and spellbinding tale of forbidden love and revenge to life on stage. Starring Susannah York and Amanda Ryan this thrilling new production visits (venue) (dates) as part of a national tour this Autumn.
Set on the wild, windswept Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights is the tempestuous story of free-spirited Catherine and the 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 a passionate love, but Cathy lets her head rule her heart as she chooses to marry the wealthy Edgar Linton. Heathcliff flees broken-hearted only to return seeking terrible vengeance on those he holds responsible, with tragic results.
Susannah York is one of this country’s most prolific actresses. She has appeared in more than 70 films, including Tom Jones, A Man for All Seasons and Superman. She won a BAFTA and an Oscar nomination for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for Robert Altman’s film Images. In Wuthering Heights she will be playing the part of Nelly Dean.
Playing Cathy will be Amanda Ryan. Having trained at RADA, Amanda’s credits include Shameless (Channel 4), Patrick Marber’s Closer (National Theatre Tour) and Shekhar Kapur’s film Elizabeth.
Joining Cathy as Heathcliff will be Antony Byrne. His extensive theatre credits include the title roles in Macbeth (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park) and in Henry VIII (RSC Complete Works). The cast also includes Simon Coates (Lockwood), Toby Dantzic (Edgar and Linton), Edmund Kingsley (Hindley and Hareton), David Whitworth (Joseph), Victoria Yeates (Frances), Emma Noakes (Isabella) and Martin Allanson (Servant).
April De Angelis is one of the UK’s most innovative dramatists. Her plays have included A Laughing Matter at the National Theatre, Hush at the Royal Court and The Warwickshire Testimony for the RSC. She also wrote the libretto for The Silent Twins at the Almeida.
Former Associate Director at The REP, Indhu Rubasingham’s recent productions include Free Outgoing (Royal Court), Pure Gold (Soho Theatre), Sugar Mummies (Royal Court), Yellowman(Hampstead Theatre). Whilst at The REP she directed The Ramayana which subsequently transferred to the National Theatre. She has also been an Associate Director for the Young Vic.
Design for Wuthering Heights will be by Mike Britton who recently designed the set for The REP’s stunning production of The Lady From The Sea. Lighting Design will be by Chris Davey, Sound Design by Matt McKenzie with Paul Englishby as Composer.